A recap of the 32nd annual Athletic Business Conference & Expo as told by the people who experienced it.
Ex-Hoosier: Knight Would Be in Jail for Abusive Tactics The peek behind the curtain - a peephole through a hurled chair - paints a grisly picture of life at Indiana under Bob Knight. The combustible, legendary former coach of the Hoosiers "would be in jail" if he used his tactics on today's athletes, a former player alleges in a jolting autobiography. Todd Jadlow, a big man who played under Knight from 1985-89 - including the 1985-86 season chronicled in John Feinstein's "A Season on the Brink" - says the controversial coach grabbed players by the testicles, punched him in the back of the head and cracked a clipboard over his head, among other claims in "Jadlow: On The Rebound," released Oct. 15. read more
New York Sees Cycling Surge Bike ridership has surged in recent years among almost all demographics outlined in a new city health department report on cycling use in the five boroughs. The report shows increases in bike use among adults and high school students of both sexes, racial and ethnic groups as well as low- and high-income neighborhoods between 2007 and 2014. The data is the first of its kind from the city agency, billed as a comprehensive look at how riding demographics have changed during a period of earnest commitment to building bike infrastructure. read more
Be a Part of AB's 40th Anniversary Athletic Business will be celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2017! Throughout the year, we’re going to be exploring our past and celebrating the growth of the athletic, fitness and recreation industries we serve, and we need your help! read more
NFL Gains Ground in England Game 16 of the NFL's bold crusade beyond its own borders arrived in London on Sunday, making this as good a time as any to take a quick look at what we have learned from the ongoing experiment to give America's game an English twist. read more
High school football coach and athletic director Eric Hernandez of Brooks Academy in San Antonio has been dismissed mid-season without any public explanation. His sudden departure was met with widespread discontent by students and parents alike, as Hernandez was generally well-liked and has had a successful run as athletic director at the academy.