- Friday, May, 18, 2018
Facility Friday: Syracuse’s Carrier Dome, Kentucky Baseball Stadium
Syracuse University announced plans to invest $118 million for improvements to the Carrier Dome. Work is expected to begin as early as this summer on upgrades that will include a permanent roof, a vertically hung scoreboard, air conditioning, new sound and lighting systems and improvements that will bring the facility into compliance with the ADA. — Syracuse.com
- Monday, May, 14, 2018
Supreme Court Ruling Paves Way to Legal Sports Betting
A landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court could pave the way for states to legalize betting on major sports, including at the college level.
- Friday, May, 11, 2018
Facility Friday: Missouri’s South Endzone Facility, West Point Stadium Renovation
The University of Missouri released video of 3D renderings of its forthcoming update to its endzone football operations facility. The new facility will provide training areas, hydrotherapy and recovery space, meeting rooms and coaches’ offices, as well as an upgraded locker room. Fan amenities include 16 suites, a 750-person field-level club, an indoor club seating area, and general seating. —MUTigers.com
- Wednesday, May, 09, 2018
Michigan State Trustee Calls for Culture Change
A member of the Michigan State board of trustees is calling for changes to policy and an independent investigation into the university itself in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal that shook the campus community and the school’s leadership.
- Tuesday, May, 08, 2018
Knight Commission Calls for NCAA Reforms
On Monday, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics called for changes not just to college basketball, but the NCAA itself in order to restore public trust in the body.
- Monday, May, 07, 2018
HS Renames Gym After Claims of Sex Abuse
An Alaska high school has decided to remove the name of a school superintendent and principal from its gymnasium after allegations of sexual abuse emerged.
- Friday, May, 04, 2018
Facility Friday: Notre Dame Indoor Facility, San Diego State Stadium
The University of Notre Dame released renderings of the Irish Indoor Athletics Center, which is slated for completion in July 2019. Both the football and soccer programs will use the 111,400-square-foot facility, which will also host campus community events, camps, rec and club sports, pep rallies and more. The facility will relieve some of the demand on the Loftus Sports Center, which currently serves as a practice/competition space for many of the school’s sports. — diehards.com
- Thursday, May, 03, 2018
Ex-Arkansas RB Sues Insurance Company
A former University of Arkansas running back has filed a lawsuit against an insurance company, alleging breach of contract.
- Thursday, May, 03, 2018
How Mobile Apps Engage Fans, Generate Revenue
We love our phones. We love our teams. And we love engaging with our teams on our phones. This is how sports fandom operates in 2018, with fans using mobile-connected devices and social media to declare and share their passion.
- Tuesday, May, 01, 2018
Ex-Arizona Coach Pleads Guilty to Stalking, Harassment
Former University of Arizona track and field assistant coach Craig Carter pleaded guilty to charges of stalking and harassment and was sentenced to three years in prison according to Tucson News Now.
- 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
Happy Friday! You made it to the end of the week, congratulations!
- 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
Good Friday morning and welcome to AB Today This Week, your rundown of the week’s top news from Athletic Business.
- Friday, December, 08, 2017
AB Today This Week: Dec. 4 to Dec. 8
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- Friday, December, 01, 2017
AB Today This Week: Nov. 27 to Dec. 1
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- Friday, November, 17, 2017
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- Friday, October, 27, 2017
AB Today This Week: Oct. 23 to 27
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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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