Tuesday, July, 18, 2017
NCAA to Investigate Strength Coach Certification, Oversight
During the Big 12 Conference’s media event on Monday, league commissioner and chairman of the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee Bob Bowlsby said that the governing body will examine the certification of NCAA strength and conditioning coaches.
Wednesday, July, 12, 2017
Six Small Things to Provide a Great Member Experience
While a glittering fitness facility filled with the latest and greatest equipment can make an impression, a great member experience is built on the little things. During the member-recruitment phase, fitness facilities can take small, cost-effective steps that can help lead to sign-ups. Afterward, providing the basics for members can keep them coming back.
Tuesday, July, 11, 2017
Help Build the Ultimate Athletic Business Workout Playlist
What’s the most important piece of gear you bring with you to the gym? The right pair of shoes are important, and you can’t forget your gym bag. A water bottle always helps, too. But the one thing I absolutely need when I hit the gym? My headphones, of course!
Tuesday, July, 11, 2017
How Brands Break Through to Millennials
Much ink has been spilled about millennials — the generational cohort born roughly between the early 1980s and the late '90s — and for good reason. According to the Pew Research Center, millennials surpassed baby boomers as the largest living generation in the United States last year, boasting 75.4 million members. And their influence transcends mere head counts. Millennials spend about $600 billion domestically each year and are projected to command more than $1.4 trillion in annual purchasing power by 2020.
Monday, July, 10, 2017
Planet Fitness Location Turns to Solar to Cut Costs
A St. Petersburg, Fla., Planet Fitness location unveiled a new 179-kilowatt solar array in a ceremony on Friday.
Thursday, July, 06, 2017
University of Texas Announces Partnership with Corona
“Horns Up, Limes In!”
Friday, June, 30, 2017
Following Grenfell Disaster, UK Stadiums Check Fire Safety
Stadiums in the United Kingdom’s Premier League and Football League are being checked for a flammable cladding in the wake of a disaster that left more than 80 people dead.
Friday, June, 23, 2017
NCAA Policy Aside, UCF Player Keeps YouTube Channel
Donald De La Haye, a kicker on the University of Central Florida’s football team, has decided to maintain his popular YouTube channel — a move that could prompt NCAA sanctions.
Wednesday, June, 21, 2017
Illinois Revises Football Stadium Renovation Plans
The University of Illinois is changing gears on a plan to renovate Memorial Stadium. Athletic Director Josh Whitman announced Tuesday that the $132 million plan that was proposed in October will be postponed, and the school will instead shift focus to a standalone football performance center.
Tuesday, June, 20, 2017
HS Coaches Fired for Using Team Bus to Buy Beer
Two Oklahoma high school basketball coaches were reportedly fired after using a school bus to make a beer run.
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
Welcome to AB Today this Week!
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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