Tuesday, March, 08, 2016
Employee Fired for Leaving Girl Hanging on Climbing Wall
A 55-second video posted on Facebook showing a young woman on her phone while a girl cries for help on a climbing wall got an employee at a Surrey, B.C. gymnasium fired.
Monday, March, 07, 2016
HS Wrestler Claims Competing Gave Him Herpes
A California high school wrestler who says he contracted a strain of herpes while competing in a wrestling match made a passionate call for the state wrestling championships to be canceled.
Thursday, March, 03, 2016
Budget Woes Force St. Cloud State to Cut Six Sports
Heather Weems, athletic director at St. Cloud State University, announced Wednesday that the school is cutting six sports from its athletic department after the current academic year.
Thursday, March, 03, 2016
Bill Would Give Refs Concussion Overrule Power
In the name of player safety, lawmakers in Kentucky are considering adopting a law that would give high school sports officials power to decide whether a player can return to a game following a head injury.
Tuesday, March, 01, 2016
Skyway Links Vikings, Other Major Sports Venues
Downtown Minneapolis already has 8 miles worth of indoor skyway, but the current system is set to expand directly to the new home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.
Monday, February, 29, 2016
Penn State Pushes for Liquor License
Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour has reportedly asked the Board of Trustees to approve increased alcohol sales at on-campus athletic venues.
Thursday, February, 25, 2016
Texas Admin Concerned Over Athletic Prep Schools
Glen West knows football. He’s the president of the Texas High School Coaches Association, an official and a coach and athletic director at Brenham High School northwest of Houston. And he’s concerned.
Tuesday, February, 23, 2016
New Vikings Stadium Has Water Damage, Needs Repairs
Leaks in the snow gutter system at U.S. Bank Stadium, the new home of the Minnesota Vikings, have caused water damage that will require up to $4 million in repairs.
Friday, February, 19, 2016
NHL’s Coyotes, Arizona State Could Share New Venue
Could a partnership between the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes and the Arizona State hockey program help to bolster the sport in the desert?
Tuesday, February, 16, 2016
Grambling State Suspends AD Search Amid Budget Woes
Grambling State University suspended its search for a new athletic director over the weekend amid concerns about the state of Louisiana’s budget crisis.
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
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Friday, December, 01, 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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