- Tuesday, September, 18, 2018
Madison Gyms Band Together for Charity Fitness Week
A number of gyms in Madison, Wis., are coming together to raise money for the United Way by opening their facilities to the public in exchange for a donation.
- Monday, September, 17, 2018
College Coaches Back #SetTheExpectation Campaign
College coaches are getting behind advocate Brenda Tracy’s program to end sexual and domestic violence in sports.
- Friday, September, 14, 2018
University of Cincinnati Settles Suit over ‘Sexy’ Posts
The University of Cincinnati has settled a lawsuit with a former volleyball player who said she was kicked off the team for posting Instagram photos that were “too sexy.”
- Thursday, September, 13, 2018
New Report Imagines Flag Football as Future of Sport
Does flag football represent the future of not only youth football but the survival of the sport as a whole? That’s the conclusion reached by a new white paper released yesterday by the Aspen Institute, which recommends USA Football and Pop Warner adopt policies that would restrict young football players to flag football before the age of 14.
- Wednesday, September, 12, 2018
Jordan McNair’s Parents Notify State of Intent to Sue
The parents of Jordan McNair, the Maryland offensive lineman who in June died of complications related to heatstroke, have filed “notice of claim" forms which clear the way for a potential lawsuit.
- Tuesday, September, 11, 2018
Christian Gym Ads Removed from HS Football Field
A high school football field has become a battleground for the fight over religion in schools.
- Monday, September, 10, 2018
High School Students Hospitalized over Heat Illness
Three high school students in New Jersey were hospitalized last week after suffering heat-related illness during a physical education class.
- Wednesday, September, 05, 2018
High Schools Move Games over Incomplete Facilities
A pair of Southern Connecticut Conference high schools will be forced to take their seasons on the road this season due to incomplete athletics facilities.
- Tuesday, September, 04, 2018
A City Transformed by Fitness
I ride a bike pretty regularly on the miles of paths that circle the local lakes here in Madison, Wis. My normal route was heavily trafficked by visiting athletes of all stripes, as our little city played host to the 2018 CrossFit Games (Aug. 1-5). An international event that packs our streets, businesses and parks with hardcore fitness junkies, the Games are a master course in putting on an event that transforms not just a venue but a community at large.
- Saturday, September, 01, 2018
Why Gyms Are Offering Strength Training in a Group Setting
Free weight areas in most gyms have historically been loner zones. Beyond the occasional request for a spotter or instruction being delivered during a private coaching session, the primary soundtrack at the lifting platform and dumbbell station has been the clank of iron and the occasional grunt. However, with the advent of CrossFit and other such functional training regimens, strength training is suddenly in the spotlight, and an increasing number of people are learning to use free weights the right way within the context of a group exercise setting.
- Wednesday, November, 08, 2017
Letter from the Editor: Common Ground
It's an interesting time to be part of this industry. In recent months, sport has again realized its platform as an effective channel for social and cultural debate. Whether or not you feel strongly about protests taking place on the sidelines of NFL games — and those at the college and high school levels — it's hard to ignore that this industry finds itself at the epicenter of a politically charged conversation.
- Monday, October, 09, 2017
Letter from the Editor: Never Lose Perspective
Perspective is everything. It's a phrase that went through my head more than once as we put together our annual Facilities of Merit® issue.