Wednesday, September, 13, 2017
Could iPhone's Latest AR Feature Boost Live Sports?
On Tuesday, Apple’s latest product unveiling had the tech world buzzing, but a new feature of the iPhone 8 could create an interesting opportunity for sports teams.
Monday, September, 11, 2017
U. of Houston Gets NCAA Waiver for Harvey Donations
On Saturday, the University of Houston was granted a special waiver to distribute the donated items it collected to people impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Thursday, September, 07, 2017
Will Industry-First “Marijuana Gym” Set a Trend?
By now, you may have heard about Power Plant Fitness, the so-called "marijuana gym." As states around the country adopt a more relaxed stance on recreational marijuana use, entire cottage industries have sprouted around its newfound legality — but Power Plant Fitness represents new territory. Scheduled to open this November in San Francisco, Power Plant claims to be the world's first gym to directly encourage members to partake of marijuana right on location, either before or after a workout.
Wednesday, September, 06, 2017
Texas High School Football Player Collapses, Dies
Marion Olivarez, a freshman football player at Rains ISD in Emory, Texas, died after collapsing in a non-contact football practice, according to the Tyler Morning Telegraph.
Wednesday, August, 30, 2017
School Bans Redskins Apparel, Citing Offensive Name
A Maryland school will ban students from wearing gear associated with the NFL’s Washington Redskins, citing the offensive nature of the team’s name.
Monday, August, 28, 2017
Ex-Auburn Softball Player Alleges Abuse, Harassment
A former Auburn University softball player alleged that an assistant coach had an inappropriate relationship with a student-athlete in a 14-page complaint submitted to school officials and Alabama Governor Kay Ivey.
Friday, August, 25, 2017
Cheer Coach Fired from Past Job Over Forced Splits
Ozell Williams, the cheerleading coach at Denver-area East High School is facing intense scrutiny after videos of him forcing girls into the splits despite their agonized cries came to light.
Thursday, August, 24, 2017
Judge: Ex-Football Player’s Lawsuit Can Proceed
Former Liberty University football player Cameron Jackson’s lawsuit against the school can move forward, following a ruling from a U.S. district court judge.
Friday, August, 18, 2017
Skin Infection Delays Start of HS Football Season
A bacterial infection among members of a high school football team in Arizona is delaying the start of the season.
Wednesday, August, 16, 2017
Program Uses Exercise to Improve Health Outcomes
It’s no secret that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But working exercise into a therapy and recovery program can help improve outcomes for individuals who are sick or recovering from injury.
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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