Good Friday morning and welcome to AB Today This Week, your rundown of the week’s top news from Athletic Business.
Our office got in the holiday spirit this week with our annual White Elephant gift exchange. Yours truly walked away with a six-pack of local craft beer. Not too shabby.
Now, to the news highlights…
- One of the largest athletic departments in the country announced a leadership change this week, as the University of Texas named former Texas Christian University athletic director Chris Del Conte to the same position in Austin.
- The mother of a high school basketball player who died after collapsing during an open gym is suing, saying that delayed deployment of an AED contributed to his death.
- The rift between the University of Louisville and former men's basketball coach Rick Pitino continues to widen, as the university filed a lawsuit alleging the coach’s “wrongful conduct” damaged the school’s reputation.
- Our club columnist Rob Bishop wrote about the benefits he’s reaping by shifting club operations online.
Elsewhere on the internet…
- A JCC revised its TV policy because cable news is polarizing. From the San Francisco Chronicle: Strife in the gym over what to watch on TV
- Speaking of politics, we know Alabamians love Nick Saban – some so much they wanted to elect him to the U.S. Senate. From Business Insider: Write-in votes played a role in Doug Jones’ victory over Roy Moore, and Nick Saban may have been a big factor
That's it for this week! We'll see you again next week with more news highlights.