- Friday, March, 16, 2018
Facility Friday: Phoenix Rising FC Stadium, eSports Stadium and More
Phoenix Rising FC released new renderings of a proposed MLS stadium. Design firm Populous was tapped to develop the stadium, as the professional soccer league considers which cities to target for expansion. The proposal calls for a 21,000-seat stadium, with a 360-degree concourse, and expansive canopies that would provide shade for fans. MLS plans to announce expansion cities later this year. —Source: www.psam.uk.com
- Tuesday, March, 13, 2018
Could Former Inmates Help Solve the Referee Shortage?
It’s no secret that there is a shortage of people willing to become high school sports officials. Low pay and the high likelihood of verbal abuse from coaches, parents and fans, combined with the handful of stories of physical altercations and threats are not exactly a recipe for recruiting more refs.
- Monday, March, 12, 2018
Brown Suspends Men's Swim Team for Hazing
The men’s swim team at Brown University has been suspended after an investigation found the team responsible for hazing new members.
- Friday, March, 09, 2018
Facility Friday: Marquette Athletic and Human Performance Research Center, University of Maryland Cole Fieldhouse and More
This week, Marquette University broke ground on its 46,000-square-foot Athletic and Human Performance Research Center (AHPRC). The multipurpose facility will house both sports programming and research functions, and include research space, locker rooms and support space for lacrosse and golf teams, and a strength and conditioning area for the athletic department. The facility was designed by architecture firm Perkins+Will, and will be built in phases. The first phase of construction is expected to be complete by spring 2019. Source: — Industry Press Room
- Friday, March, 09, 2018
Cubs Dropped from Injured Fan's Lawsuit
Baseball fan John “Jay” Loos was struck by a foul ball at Wrigley Field last August while sitting in an outfield section along the first base line. The incident left him blinded in one eye, and he later filed a negligence lawsuit against MLB and the Chicago Cubs.
- Wednesday, March, 07, 2018
Superintendent Apologizes After Game Ends 93-7
A Massachusetts school superintendent apologized for what she called an “unfortunate situation” after a girls’ basketball team from her district trounced another team in a state playoff game by a final score of 93-7.
- Tuesday, March, 06, 2018
Survey: Student-Athletes Want Mental Health Care
A survey of student-athletes at Ohio University found that 87 percent of the school’s student-athletes believe that “one or more of their teammates could benefit from access to a sports psychologist.”
- Monday, March, 05, 2018
HS Basketball Tournament Co-Located with Gun Show
In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., one could imagine that allowing guns to be in close proximity to a gathering of high school students from the state could raise some eyebrows.
- Friday, March, 02, 2018
Facility Friday: Seattle Center Arena, LSU Football Ops Building and More
Oak View Group released new renderings of the $600 million Seattle Center arena renovation in Seattle. The renderings show a view from building’s interior atrium, from which the city’s iconic Space Needle is visible. The arena, formerly known as KeyArena, could be a home for a future NBA and/or NHL franchise, should either league expand into the city. Architecture firm Populous designed the facility, which is currently scheduled to make its debut sometime in 2020. —Source: Seattle Times
- Thursday, March, 01, 2018
Focusing on Student-Athletes' Mental Health
College athletics has never been bigger business, and the resulting pressure on student-athletes to perform at a high level can take its toll.
- 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
AB Today This Week: Dec. 18 to Dec. 22
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- Friday, December, 15, 2017
AB Today This Week: Dec. 11 to Dec. 15
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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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