Andy Berg
Andy Berg (andy@athleticbusiness.com) joined Athletic Business as Executive Editor in May of 2017. Andy brings 10 years of B2B publishing experience to AB. In 2008, he began as an associate editor for Advantage Business Media’s Wireless Week brand, which covers the wireless communications industry. From there, Andy took over the executive editor position at Wireless Week and CED Magazine. In 2015, Andy moved within Advantage Business Media to become Editorial Director for the company’s Manufacturing vertical, which is comprised of seven brands positioned across the manufacturing sector.
  • Tuesday, July, 31, 2018
    Report: McKinney Stadium Cracks Not a Safety Hazard

    Cracks in the concrete of the $70 million McKinney (Texas) Independent School District’s new football stadium are not a safety hazard according to the second of three forensic engineering reports.


  • Monday, July, 30, 2018
    High Percentage of Female Gymnasts Using Painkillers

    Female collegiate gymnasts are using narcotic painkillers at a higher rate than other student-athletes. 


  • Thursday, July, 26, 2018
    How to Implement Access Control at a High School Sports Facility

    After a fight at a football game last September spilled into a parking lot and resulted in a shooting that left one juvenile injured, North Little Rock High School knew it was time to improve security. It would be a daunting task for a number of reasons, not the least of which was NLRHS's recently completed $100 million high school that has numerous entrances and feeds seamlessly into the football stadium. The school also plays host to the Arkansas boys' and girls' state basketball tournaments — both won by Little Rock this past season — that involve welcoming large numbers of revved up fans and athletes within a short window of time.
     


  • Friday, July, 20, 2018
    Equinox, SoulCycle Open Talent Agency

    Fitness instructors are in high demand, so much so that a pair of companies think trainers might benefit from a dedicated talent agency.


  • Thursday, July, 19, 2018
    University of New Mexico Drops Four Sports

    The University of New Mexico will slash four sports as it attempts to deal with both financial problems and Title IX compliance issues. 


  • Wednesday, July, 18, 2018
    UNLV Short on Funds for New Football Facility

    Construction of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas’ new Fertitta Football Complex has hit a snag.


  • Tuesday, July, 17, 2018
    Mizzou Tutor Ready to Reveal Names in Fraud Case

    A former tutor for the University of Missouri says she’s ready to release the names of athletes for whom she took tests and completed assignments. 


  • Friday, July, 13, 2018
    PHIT Act Clears Another Hurdle

    Congress is moving forward with legislation that would promote fitness by offering tax breaks on everything from fitness equipment to yoga classes.


  • Thursday, July, 12, 2018
    New Tariffs Impacting Facilities, Equipment Prices

    Whether you’re looking to buy a new baseball glove or build a new stadium, President Donald Trump’s trade war could be of concern.


  • Thursday, July, 12, 2018
    Vernon Smith Talks Strength and Motivation

    Vernon Smith is a strong guy. In fact, he's probably in the top 1 percent of the population in terms of sheer physical strength. As the head strength and conditioning coach at NAIA Marian University in Indianapolis, he's proud to walk the walk for the student-athletes he trains and mentors. AB executive editor Andy Berg asked Smith how he got into strength training, as well as how he motivates his student-athletes in the gym and beyond.


  • 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.