Courtney Cameron
(courtney@athleticbusiness.com) joined the staff at Athletic Business in September of 2016 as the editorial assistant. She has a bachelor’s in creative writing and French from the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire, where she worked as a group exercise instructor. She enjoys hiking at Devil’s Lake and reading past bedtime.
  • Friday, October, 20, 2017
    AB Today This Week: Oct. 16 to Oct. 20

    Happy Friday!


  • Thursday, October, 19, 2017
    NCAA Teams to Host Charity Games for Hurricane Relief

    In an effort to lend what aid they can to those devastated by hurricane damage in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, college basketball teams around the country have been petitioning the NCAA for special waivers to hold additional pre-season contests for charity.


  • Wednesday, October, 18, 2017
    Pitino Claims Ignorance, Files Suit Against Adidas

    Former head basketball coach Rick Pitino of Louisville has filed suit against Adidas America, Inc., and Adidas North America, Inc., seeking restitution for “damages caused by the company's bribing of recruits,” according to Sports Illustrated.

    Pitino claims that he was not aware of any bribes coming through from Adidas —the official sponsor of Louisville athletics — to the school’s potential recruits.

    Pitino was fired from his position at Louisville Monday after the university was named in a complaint against the former head of global sports marketing for Adidas basketball, Jim Gatto. No individual Louisville coaches were among the 10 arrested last month following the federal investigation.

    Related: Opinion: Why is FBI Doing NCAA's Dirty Work?

    At the board meeting Monday, Pitino was placed on unpaid disciplinary suspension and subsequently fired, with the university claiming just cause to terminate without paying out the remainder of his coaching contract.

    Related: Athletic Board Makes It Official: Pitino Out at Louisville

    Pitino submitted an affidavit to the board, saying, "I had no part — active, passive, or through willful ignorance — in the conspiracy described in the complaint. I had no reason to know about the conspiracy described in the complaint, and no reason to know about the complicity of any UL assistant coach or staff member in any bribery conspiracy.”

    Upon learning of the recent filings, Adidas released a public opinion Tuesday discrediting Pitino’s claim, saying, "Mr. Pitino's lawsuit is clearly a reaction to his termination yesterday and is without merit."


  • Monday, October, 16, 2017
    Homecoming Events Forfeited Over Racist Social Share

    With a unanimous vote Thursday evening, the Meade School Board of Sturgis, S.D., made the decision to forfeit Sturgis Brown High School's homecoming football game against Pine Ridge and cancel the corresponding parade and dance.


  • Friday, October, 13, 2017
    AB Today This Week: Oct. 9 to 13

    Happy Friday the 13th!


  • Friday, October, 13, 2017
    Fires Keep Exercisers Indoors, Fit Classes Raise Support

    The Virgin Sport Festival of Fitness announced Thursday that it will cancel this year’s events — including the Twin Peaks Mile and the SF Bay Half Marathon — scheduled for October 14 and 15 in San Francisco due to poor air quality, widespread public health concerns and resource re-allocation as a result of wildfires in the area.


  • Wednesday, October, 11, 2017
    Michigan Passes Concussion Protocol Update

    As the concerns about head injuries continue to swirl around youth sports, legislatures are taking a look at concussion protocols at the state level.


  • Tuesday, October, 10, 2017
    Florida Plans New Baseball Stadium for 2019

    The University of Florida’s athletics department has submitted plans to construct a $37.9 million baseball stadium on an undisclosed location on the school’s campus.


  • Tuesday, October, 10, 2017
    How to Maximize the Use of Aquatics Recreation Space

    Creative programming is key to counterbalancing the costs of operating a successful aquatics facility — even for college campuses like North Dakota State University, where the aquatics center's building and operation costs come out of student fees. Students who voted in 2013 to build the school's new aquatics center prioritized certain specialty programming — such as indoor scuba diving certification opportunities — as must-haves that made an increase in the cost of attendance worthwhile. Those looking for creative ways to broaden the classes, competitions and just-for-fun features that beckon patrons into an aquatics space will find many products aimed at expanding the patron base — as well as a few minor programming tweaks that can help appeal to a larger audience.


  • Monday, October, 09, 2017
    Police Investigate Threats Against MSU Sporting Events

    East Lansing Police Lt. Chad Connelly announced Friday that the department is working with Michigan State University police as well as federal agencies to investigate threats targeting campus sporting events.