Monday, March, 27, 2017
Police Called to Soccer Skirmish Outside Avaya Stadium
Tensions between fans turned ugly prior to the start of a 'friendly' soccer match between two Mexican soccer clubs on Sunday, as San Jose police were dispatched to break up an altercation between supporters of the rival teams.
Friday, March, 24, 2017
SEC to Implement Conference-Wide Clear-Bag Policy
Following a unanimous approval vote from the league’s 14 athletic directors, the Southeastern Conference has announced that it will implement a clear-bag policy for the 2017 football season.
Wednesday, March, 22, 2017
Coastal Carolina Breaks Ground for Stadium Expansion
Coastal Carolina University, known for its teal-colored turf, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of Brooks Stadium on Tuesday.
Wednesday, March, 22, 2017
SFIA CEO Urges Passage of ‘Game Changer’ PHIT Act
Wednesday is National Health Through Fitness Day, a day in which the Sports and Fitness Industry Association partners with other members of the sports and fitness communities to lobby Congress to support and promote physical activity.
Tuesday, March, 21, 2017
Lawsuit: Man Got Legionnaires’ Disease from Hot Tub
A Long Island man is claiming that a hot tub at an LA Fitness location is to blame for his contracting Legionnaires’ disease.
Thursday, March, 16, 2017
Athletic Complex Dome Collapses Under Snow
As snowstorms continue to cause all kinds of problems in the northeast, a New Hampshire athletic facility is dealing with a dramatic problem caused by the weather — a collapsed dome.
Tuesday, March, 14, 2017
Snubbed by NCAA, Coach Tweets Scheduling Plea
After his team narrowly missed out on an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, Illinois State basketball coach Dan Muller took to Twitter (bitmoji included) to try to find power conference opponents to boost his team’s resume.
Monday, March, 13, 2017
EMU Students Rally Against Proposed Football Facility
Plans to build a $35 million training facility for the Eastern Michigan University football team face opposition from the university’s student government.
Thursday, March, 09, 2017
Financial Concerns Behind Memphis Rec Center Delay
In February, University of Memphis president Dr. M. David Rudd announced that the school would delay construction on its planned recreation center by 18 months, and that the facility would be redesigned.
Thursday, March, 09, 2017
Health Club for Gay Men Scrutinized by Councilman
A health club that caters to gay men is under scrutiny by a Louisville metro councilman over concerns that it operates as a sex club.
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
Happy Friday and Happy December! Here’s to a great final month of 2017.
Friday, November, 17, 2017
AB Today This Week: Nov. 13 to Nov. 17
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Friday, November, 03, 2017
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
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