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, September, 19, 2017
    New Mexico Head Coach Davie Under Investigation

    University of New Mexico football coach Bob Davie is under investigation for alleged mistreatment of players and matters related to the school’s drug-testing program.

    According to a report from NMfishbowl.com, UNM began an investigation of Davie after spring exit interviews with players.

    UNM spokeswoman Cinnamon Blair has confirmed the investigation but added that the school would not make further comment until the investigation was complete. 

    Davie, who was hired in 2012, is not unfamiliar to controversy. NMfishbowl.com reported back in January that player exit interviews from previous two seasons showed signs of discontent amongst players. 


  • Tuesday, September, 19, 2017
    New Jersey Mulls Instant Replay for Prep Football

    New Jersey wants to get the call right.

    The Garden State is considering a plan to implement instant replay at the high school level. According to a report from MyCentralJersey.com, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletics Association is exploring a pilot program with a few schools that voluntarily agree to participate in the program.

    Schools participating in the pilot would be required to have wireless tablets on the sidelines, where replays of game action from cameras in both end zones and the press box would be instantly available to referees.

    NJSIAA assistant director Jack DuBois is set to ask for approval for the program from the National Federation of State High School Associations in the next couple days.

    Carmine Picardo, the coordinator of football officials for NJSIAA, said that DuBois is going to try to feel the NFHS out and see if association leaders have any interest in replay review. “If they have an interest, we are going to sit down and write up a formal proposal to see if we can get them to give us permission next season to experiment with replay review,” Picardo told MyCentralJersey.com.

    NJSIAA is considering a proposal that would include permission to review only plays involving fumbles, catches, touchdowns and out-of-bounds calls. 

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  • Friday, September, 15, 2017
    UC Berkeley Agrees to Title IX Monitoring by OCR

    The University of California Berkeley has agreed to be placed under indefinite Title IX monitoring by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

    According to a report by The Daily Californian, the agreement is the result of an OCR investigation into UC Berkeley’s Title IX compliance, specifically as it pertains to the school’s women’s field hockey team.


  • Thursday, September, 14, 2017
    A’s Say They’ve Found Site for New Stadium

    The Oakland A’s have finally found a new home.

    After nearly 50 years of playing at the Oakland Coliseum, the Bay Area MLB team has settled on a 13-acre plot of land near Laney College where it hopes to build a privately financed $500 million stadium.


  • Tuesday, September, 12, 2017
    Video: Iowa Prep Coach, QB Comment on Racist Photo

    Yesterday we ran a story about five football players at a high school in Iowa that had been kicked off their team after a picture surfaced on social media of the boys wearing white hoods while standing next to a burning cross. A confederate flag also featured prominently in the photo and one of the boys was holding a rifle.


  • Monday, September, 11, 2017
    Lawsuit May Follow High School Players’ Racist Photo

    Five football players at a high school in Iowa have been kicked off their team after a picture surfaced on social media of the boys wearing white hoods while standing next to a burning cross. A confederate flag also is featured prominently in the photo and one of the boys was holding a rifle.


  • Thursday, September, 07, 2017
    Girls Soccer Coach Charged with Sexting Players

    A girls soccer coach in Roseville, Mich., is being accused of sending sexually explicit texts to current and former players.


  • Tuesday, September, 05, 2017
    Irma Threatens NFL, College Games

    College and professional football teams in Florida and along the East Coast are likely flipping between opponents’ game footage and the Weather Channel. While her forecasted path is still uncertain, Hurricane Irma — now a Category 5 storm swirling in the Atlantic — has much of the Eastern Seaboard, from Florida north to the Carolinas, on notice.


  • Tuesday, September, 05, 2017
    Letter from the Editor: Back to School

    The thermometer remained pegged above 80 degrees, while high humidity kept air conditioners working overtime for most of July. However, as we wrapped up production on this month's issue, the calendar turned to August and here in Madison we saw our first day below 70 degrees. By the time some of you read these words, school will be back in session and the season's first football games will have already been played.


  • Thursday, August, 31, 2017
    Florida Bills Would Nix State Assistance for Stadiums

    A Florida legislator is pursuing laws that would significantly curtail public assistance for franchise stadium developments in the state.

    House Bill 13, introduced by Rep. Bryan Avila (R), would ban the building or renovation of stadiums on public lands, while House Bill 6005 would nix a program that set aside state funds for stadium projects.

    In HB 6005, Avila is proposing legislation that would do away with a program sponsored by Sen. Jack Latvala (R) and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott in 2014. The program offers $13 million a year for stadium projects. A number of facilities, including EverBank Field in Jacksonville and Daytona International Speedway, have been approved to receive assistance from the fund, but legislators in the House have blocked disbursement of the money.

    Chris Hudson, director of Americans for Prosperity in Florida, questioned the program in a statement. “Why should taxpayers foot the bill for billionaire sports owners who want to expand their facilities?” Hudson said.

    According to News4Jax.com, HB 13 was filed for the 2018 legislative session, which is scheduled to begin in January. 


  • 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.