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, April, 02, 2019
    Health Coach Charged in $6.5M Ponzi Scheme

    A health coach in Iowa is being charged with defrauding dozens of people out of more than $6.5 million in a ponzi-like scheme.


  • Monday, April, 01, 2019
    How to Clean Your High-End Fitness Equipment

    Club owners take heed, the internet is inundating your customers with scary stories that detail the deadly infections one can contract at the gym. The headlines are riddled with words like "gross" and "disgusting" and warn that terrible diseases and germs lurk in every crack and crevice of every piece of equipment on the cardio floor. Just last year a report made the rounds that gym equipment is "dirtier than public toilet seats."


  • Monday, April, 01, 2019
    Letter from the Editor: In With the New

    One of the things I love about this job is seeing how the innovators in our industry — from architects to facility operators — re-envision a space. In some instances that means tearing down the old and building new, but in many situations the best parts of an existing structure can be preserved, and ultimately given a new face and future.


  • Monday, April, 01, 2019
    NCAA Says Rugs Are Not Tournament Souvenirs

    College basketball players are literally trying to pull the rug out from under the NCAA during 2019 basketball tournament.  


  • Monday, April, 01, 2019
    Letter from the Editor: Human Element

    This issue renders an interesting dichotomy. On the one hand, we're going to terrify the Luddites among our readership, as we address the many ways that technology is fundamentally changing the athletics, fitness and recreation industries. From our cover story, which details how satellite-guided robots are increasingly tasked with painting field lines, to an article about the software and apps that are revolutionizing tournament hosting, the advancement of technology is very real and will continue as long as there are smart, inquisitive people looking to solve problems.


  • Monday, April, 01, 2019
    Dodger Stadium Assault Leaves Man in Critical Condition

    Fan violence at professional sporting events continues to be a problem, particularly at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. 


  • Friday, March, 29, 2019
    Community Favors Making All Playgrounds Accessible

    The community of Sebastian, Fla., is hoping to make sure that everyone can enjoy local parks and playgrounds.


  • Thursday, March, 28, 2019
    Cross Country Coach Charged with Theft from Athletes

    A high school cross country coach in Connecticut has been charged with stealing from his athletes.


  • Thursday, March, 28, 2019
    Ormond Beach May Get Special Needs Baseball Team

    A non-profit is trying to start to expand its brand of baseball for people with special needs to Ormond Beach, Fla. 


  • Wednesday, March, 27, 2019
    Former N.C. State Football Player Guilty of Bribery

    A former North Carolina State football player admitted this week to bribing college athletes in conjunction with a complex money laundering scheme. 


  • 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.