- Thursday, July, 24, 2014
New Vikings Stadium a 'Death Trap' for Birds?
The new home of the Minnesota Vikings, set to open in 2016, will feature 200,000 square feet of glass. In fact, its 95-foot high pivoting doors at the main entrance will be among the largest moving glass doors in the world. All that glass, plus the world's largest transparent ethylene-tetraflouroethylene (ETFE) roof, is designed to give spectators the feeling of being outdoors, while still enjoying a climate-controlled environment.
Great design, or one for the birds? Yes and no.
- Thursday, July, 24, 2014
Synthetic Turf Install Complete at Notre Dame Stadium
It's a new era for Notre Dame football. The team took to Twitter Thursday morning to give the world its first look at the newly installed FieldTurf at Notre Dame Stadium.
- Wednesday, July, 23, 2014
College Football Player Collapses and Dies at Workout
A college football player at Winona State University collapsed and died Monday night while participating in a voluntary workout at the school's practice field.
- Wednesday, July, 23, 2014
Dungy Clarifies Comments, Michael Sam Responds
Former Buccaneers and Colts head coach Tony Dungy made news earlier this week when he was quoted saying he "wouldn't have taken" former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, who is openly gay, in the NFL Draft.
- Wednesday, July, 16, 2014
Protester Risks Life to Hang Banner at MLB All-Star Game
By almost all accounts, last night's MLB All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis was a success. The weather cooperated, the game was entertaining and Derek Jeter had his opportunity to shine in his farewell All-Star Game.
- Monday, July, 14, 2014
Mississippi State, K-State Set Up Football Series via Twitter
Mississippi State's Scott Stricklin and Kansas State's John Currie gave new meaning to social networking on Friday. In what might be a Twitter first, the two athletic directors agreed to a home-and-home football series using the social network.
- Friday, July, 11, 2014
College Rec Centers the Key to a Higher GPA?
Add this to the long list of benefits provided by a campus rec center: it may help students achieve better grades.
- Wednesday, July, 09, 2014
Texas A&M Adds Biggest Video Board in College Sports
Holding true to the "everything is bigger in Texas" mantra, the Texas A&M Aggies now have the biggest video board in college athletics. The new Daktronics board was finished on Tuesday and gives the Aggies the title over the University of Texas, which will have to settle for having the second biggest board.
- Monday, July, 07, 2014
Tokyo Residents Protest Futuristic Olympic Stadium
In preparation of the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo has its sights set on building a $1.7 billion Olympic stadium that has been described as a "futuristic bicycle helmet." The venue would replace the city's existing 56-year-old National Stadium.
- Thursday, June, 26, 2014
Oklahoma Sooners Announce $370M Stadium Renovation
The University of Oklahoma will move forward with a major renovation and modernization of its football stadium the school announced Wednesday.
- Monday, January, 26, 2015
UCF’s Stadium Beach Club as Goofy as It Is Unique
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include comments from UCF's assistant athletic director of communications, Andy Seeley.
The University of Central Florida made news Monday with the announcement of its new “East Side Club,” a beach lounge that will be built in the middle of the school’s football stadium seating.
- Friday, May, 30, 2014
Blog: Six Facilities That Left Me Floored
When I was invited by Regupol America to tour several athletic and fitness facilities earlier this month, I had no idea what I was in for. Working for AB, we know how important the right kind of flooring is — it impacts everything from acoustics and aesthetics to cost and usability — but it takes getting out of the office and seeing the details up close to really understand how flooring can make an impact.
- Monday, March, 17, 2014
News and Notes From the IHRSA 2014 Trade Show Floor
There’s nothing like attending a good trade show, especially in the fitness industry. The equipment, the innovation, the music, the energy, the people… Whether it’s our show or IHRSA, I consider attending these shows to be one of the perks of my job.
- Monday, February, 10, 2014
Blog: Don't Let Sexual Orientation Define Sam
"I'm not afraid to tell the world who I am. I'm Michael Sam: I'm a college graduate. I'm African American, and I'm gay," he said. "I'm comfortable in my skin."
- Friday, December, 13, 2013
RG3's Best Qualities Transcend Football
A man best known for his athletic accomplishments does his best work off the field.
- Tuesday, October, 29, 2013
Blog: 9 Social Media Dos and Don'ts for Student-Athletes
A professor of mine in journalism school at Missouri once said (actually, he tweeted): "Social media is like a gun. Smart people will use it as a useful tool, not-so-smart people will shoot themselves in the foot with it."
- Thursday, October, 10, 2013
Blog: The Wussification Has to Stop
First there were youth sports leagues that stopped keeping score for fear of someone having hurt feelings. Then there's the football league in California that does keep score, but penalizes the teams that win by too much. Now, it appears we've reached a level of softness even Charmin can't match.