- Friday, July, 20, 2018
Facility Friday: Cal Softball and Beach Volleyball, Youth Sports Stadium
In a letter to the campus community, University of California-Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ announced plans to build new facilities for the school’s women’s softball and beach volleyball programs. The letter suggested that the school has a moral and legal obligation under Title IX to provide high-quality facilities to these programs, and that their projected total cost would be approximately $30 million. Improvements coming to the softball facility include flipping the field’s orientation and enlarging the facility. It will see expanded seating, covered batting cages, locker rooms, a video board, field lighting and an elevated press box. The softball facility will meet dimensional requirements, allowing the school to hold NCAA tournament games. The beach volleyball facility will feature four sand courts, permanent spectator seating and a scoreboard. — CalBears.com
- Wednesday, July, 18, 2018
Michigan State Names Beekman Permanent AD
A long-time Michigan State University official who had been serving as the school’s interim athletic director since February had the interim label removed this week.
- Wednesday, July, 18, 2018
SAIT in Calgary Makes Some Noise for Mental Health
Coordinators are on the front lines of campus recreation departments across North America; those individuals who develop programs or champion campus initiatives know it can be tricky not to get stuck in a rut. But Marketing and Recreation Coordinator Amanda Gill and her team at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary are constantly working to build the buzz for healthy people and healthy communities. This past winter, Amanda and her team brought their creativity to bear on one special event in particular.
- Friday, July, 13, 2018
Facility Friday: Rays Stadium Renderings, Audi Field
The Tampa Bay Rays unveiled renderings of a proposed stadium in Ybor City, Fla. At an estimated cost of $892 million (including the ballpark and related infrastructure), plans call for seating for 28,216, and a unique translucent roof. Kansas City-based firm Populous provided designs for the facility. — Tampa Bay Times
- Tuesday, July, 10, 2018
Incorporating Streaming Video in the Health Club
One might consider "streaming video" to be the rallying cry of couch potatoes, but the fact is, streaming video isn't just revolutionizing the entertainment world — it's shaking up the fitness industry, as well.
- Monday, July, 09, 2018
Fitness App Data Could Expose National Security Info
A popular fitness app has suspended a feature that maps user activity after a joint investigation by Dutch news websites De Correspondent and Bellingcat revealed an alarming amount of sensitive data on users.
- Monday, July, 09, 2018
AT Fired for Peeing in Whirlpool Settles Lawsuit
Drake University has settled a lawsuit filed by the school’s former head athletic trainer in the wake of his 2016 firing.
- Friday, July, 06, 2018
Facility Friday: Miami MLS Stadium, Auburn Football Facility
The group led by soccer legend David Beckham is expected to present its plans for an MLS soccer stadium in Miami to the city commission next week. Plans call for a 28,000-seat stadium to be built on what is now a public golf course near the Miami International Airport. If the commission approves of the plan, voters would decide whether to amend the city’s charter to allow for the bid to move forward. In addition to the proposed stadium, the Beckham-led group plans to build public soccer fields, an underground parking facility and much more to the site. — ESPN.com
- Tuesday, July, 03, 2018
South Alabama Seeks Public Monies for Stadium
The University of South Alabama would like to build an on-campus football stadium and is looking for help from local taxpayers to do it.
- Friday, June, 29, 2018
Facility Friday: FC Cincinnati, Minnesota Golf Facility
MLS-bound FC Cincinnati announced its plans to build a new team training complex in Milford, Ohio. Pending approvals from local government entities, the team has contracted MSA Sport to design the $30 million project. The facility will include three full-size soccer fields (one synthetic turf, two natural grass), and buildings for the MLS team, FCC Academy teams and maintenance. The MLS team building will include locker rooms, athletic training and sports performance areas, a player lounge, a dining facility, team meeting rooms, media work space and offices. — FCCincinnati.com
- Friday, January, 19, 2018
AB Today This Week: Jan. 15 to Jan. 19
We made it to the end of another week. Congratulations, everybody.
- Friday, January, 12, 2018
AB Today This Week Jan. 8 to Jan. 12
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- Friday, January, 05, 2018
AB Today This Week: Jan. 2 to Jan. 5
Hello and welcome to the first AB Today This Week of 2018! Here’s to another great year in the industry.
- Friday, December, 22, 2017
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- Friday, December, 15, 2017
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- Friday, December, 08, 2017
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- Friday, December, 01, 2017
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Here’s a look at some of the stories that AB’s editorial staff found interesting this week:
First, $1.75 million for hurricane relief and a rivalry renewed. We like this.
Kudos to all of the other programs participating in these fun events for a worthy cause!
Now, to the news highlights…
- Good news for the turf industry as another study indicates that recycled rubber synthetic turf infill poses no health risks.
- Upscale gym Equinox got hit with separate lawsuits: one by a former member alleging a yoga instructor sexually assaulted him, another claiming a personal trainer drove a man to injury.
- High school coaches in hot water over behavior that crosses the line. A longtime track coach was axed after making an inappropriate joke, and a cheer coach was fired for text communication with a student (though she claims her firing was retaliatory after she reported the athletic director for sexual harassment).
- Also, be sure to check out our club columnist Rob on how focusing on customer service helped turn the tide for his business.
Elsewhere on the internet…
- Sports Illustrated: Football in America: Chicago—Where Traditions Are Born, Revived and Obsessed Over
- ESPN: Gaffes, TV ratings concerns dominated as NFL, players forged anthem peace
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