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.
  • Monday, June, 03, 2019
    Letter from the Editor: Enjoy the Views

    When I look out my office window, I can see an approximately three-block stretch of real estate that terminates at the southern shoreline of Lake Mendota — one of two lakes that form the Madison isthmus. The neighborhood is a hodgepodge of turn-of-the-century private residences, a couple of aging yet stately brick buildings that sit atop of the University of Wisconsin's fraternity row, and a few 1960s-era office buildings and churches. It's a scene that represents an amalgam of design trends across time, with the expansive lake acting as a dramatic backdrop to a collection of structures neatly built for function without too much thought given to how they fit within the context of the neighborhood.


  • Saturday, June, 01, 2019
    Letter from the Editor: The Places You'll Go

    I'm writing this smack dab in the middle of graduation season. All over the country, high school and college students are walking the stage to accept diplomas from their chosen institutions. They've worked hard for that piece of paper, and it's no exaggeration to say that for many it's a ticket to another life. By the time this issue hits mailboxes, many of those newly minted grads will be doing the kinds of summer things that typically follow graduation — internships, vacations, studying abroad and interviewing for "real life" jobs.


  • Saturday, June, 01, 2019
    What to Consider When Embarking on A High School Branding Strategy

    The small, tight-knit community of Elkhorn, Wis., isn't short on pride or support for its schools and athletics programs. The town has passed a pair of referendums over the past five years, approving monies for upgrades to everything from the Elks' academic and common areas in different buildings across the district to gymnasiums, expanded tennis courts, new turf for its football field, and a major practice and fitness facility for the high school called The Agility Center. Each of these projects was approached with an eye toward ensuring that the projects themselves speak for and about "The Herd."


  • Friday, May, 31, 2019
    Rec Center Evacuated over Chlorine Spill

    The Brainerd (Tenn.) Recreation Center has reopened after being evacuated earlier in the week over a chlorine accident in the building. 


  • Friday, May, 31, 2019
    USOC Disburses $240K in Athlete Education Grants

    The United States Olympic Committee, in partnership with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation, announced this week that the Athlete Career and Education Program will disburse more than $240,000 in higher education tuition grants during the spring term. 


  • Friday, May, 31, 2019
    Magnetic Therapy Reverses Concussion Symptoms

    A new type of magnetic stimulation therapy may dramatically reduce symptoms of concussion, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma. 


  • Thursday, May, 30, 2019
    Chicago Fitness Club Hit with $45K Fine for Harassment

    A Chicago fitness club will pay $45,000 to settle a federal sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit.


  • Thursday, May, 30, 2019
    Netting Needs Highlighted After Child Hit by Foul Ball

    The need for more netting at Major League Baseball stadiums was once again on display Wednesday night after a foul ball off of Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora struck a child.  


  • Wednesday, May, 29, 2019
    NCAA Considers Video Review for Swimming Violations

    The NCAA is considering a new rule that would allow video review of swimming violations.


  • Wednesday, May, 29, 2019
    SEC Hires Deloitte to Evaluate Football Officiating

    The Southeastern Conference wants to get the call right, so much so that it has hired international accounting firm Deloitte to conduct a review of its football officiating. 


  • 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.