Wednesday, October, 24, 2018
Authors Question Methodology of Landmark CTE Study
In 2017, the headline from The New York Times rocked the sports world: “111 N.F.L. Brains; All But One Had C.T.E.” For many, an examination by Boston University’s CTE Center became the last bit of evidence needed to show that playing football and developing the neurodegenerative disease were certainly linked.
Tuesday, October, 23, 2018
Levi’s Stadium Debuts New Venue Management Platform
The worlds of technology and sport continue to blend — and it’s changing everything from the fan experience to how sports venues are managed. These days, technology can even be used to identify and address problems in a a sports venue as they unfold in real-time.
Thursday, October, 18, 2018
Facility Friday: App State End Zone, Purdue Master Plan
Appalachian State University received approval for new facilities projects from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. Among the planned improvements is a new end zone facility at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The project will accommodate athletics and academic functions, including space for athletic training, hydrotherapy, locker rooms, conferences, medical offices, coaches offices, a dining facility, a team store and a ticketing office. Approximately 1,000 premium seats will be added as part of the project. — AppStateSports.com
Friday, October, 12, 2018
Facility Friday: Villanova Hoops Arena, Miami Practice Facility
Villanova University held a grand reopening last week for its basketball arena, which in addition to receiving a $65 million renovation also received a new name — the Finneran Pavilion. The arena features LED video boards, a hall of fame, a club seating area, and more comfortable seats throughout the arena. — The Villanovan
Thursday, October, 11, 2018
McKinney ISD Stadium to Host DII Title Game
McKinney, Texas, will play host to the Division II National Championship game this December.
Thursday, October, 11, 2018
Looking Ahead to AB Show 2018
"Elevating Facilities. Enriching Programs. Empowering Leaders." That phrase is at the heart of what Athletic Business strives to do — our mission. Next month, Nov. 7-10, professionals from all corners of the athletics, fitness and recreation industries will unite in New Orleans, La., to bring those values to life at the 37th annual AB Show. Whether you hope to improve yourself as a professional, give your programs a boost or build a facility to be proud of, AB Show is a must-attend event for anyone seeking to get ahead of the competition. Here's what AB Show attendees can look forward to:
Wednesday, October, 10, 2018
Missouri’s Hearnes Center Won’t Require New Floor
Officials at the University of Missouri are likely breathing easier this week, as it appears that the damage done to an athletics arena isn’t as bad as originally thought.
Tuesday, October, 09, 2018
Law Increases Legal Protections for Athletic Trainers
A new piece of legislation signed into law on Friday could represent new peace of mind for athletic trainers and other sports medicine professionals.
Friday, October, 05, 2018
Facility Friday: North Texas Master Plan, Wisconsin-La Crosse Rec Center
The University of North Texas announced a new master plan for athletics facilities, called Light the Tower. The 20-year project includes a number of long-term projects, but short-term agenda items include a venue for soccer and track, an indoor practice facility, an expansion to the Athletic Center, and relocation of the video boards at Apogee Stadium. Check out additional details at lightthetower.com
Tuesday, October, 02, 2018
How North America Landed the 2026 World Cup
The excitement of this year's World Cup is behind us, but North American soccer fans and venue operators can keep their fervor fresh as Canada, Mexico and the United States prepare to jointly host the event in 2026.
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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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
AB Today This Week: Nov. 13 to Nov. 17
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AB Today This Week: Oct. 30 to Nov. 3
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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
Finally, have you heard about a little event called AB Show coming up in a couple of weeks in Orlando? Of course you have, since you’re an astute industry professional! But if you haven’t registered to attend yet, there’s still time. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind industry event. AB Show has the latest and greatest in products for outfitting your facility on the expo floor, or you can juice your program with insights from industry leaders in educational seminars. Plus, AB staff will be there!
Come on. Don’t be lame. Come hang out. Visit abshow.com for more.