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.
Monday, October, 01, 2018
Missouri Volleyball Displaced by Flooding
It appears likely that the University of Missouri women’s volleyball team has played its last game at the Hearnes Center for the season.
Friday, September, 28, 2018
Facility Friday: Wyoming's High Altitude Performance Center, Penn State Lacrosse
The University of Wyoming recently opened its new Mick and Susie McMurry High Altitude Performance Center. The project, designed by DLR Group with local partner Pappas & Pappas Architects, includes a 12,000-square-foot strength and conditioning area for football, an Olympic sport weight-training area, a football locker room, a sports medicine area and a training lounge. One unique feature is a chamber that simulates conditions at lower altitudes, which can help athletes prepare for competition closer to sea level. — Press release
Monday, September, 24, 2018
Lawsuit: Man Abused Dozens of HS Student-Athletes
A lawsuit filed on Friday alleges that a man, James “Doc” Jensen, sexually abused as many as 100 boys in his capacity working with athletes at the Custer County District High School in Miles City, Montana.
Monday, September, 24, 2018
Hosting Soccer, Football in Baseball Stadiums
Imagine walking into an iconic sports venue, say Yankee Stadium, to see a game. Except when you arrive, the clay on the field has been replaced with sod, and the sport being played isn't baseball, it's soccer. That's the situation that occurs regularly for fans of New York City Football Club, the MLS franchise that plays its home games at Yankee Stadium.
Friday, September, 21, 2018
Facility Friday: Royal-Memorial End Zone, Texas High School Stadium
The University of Texas announced that it had selected Kansas City-based firm Populous to design a $175 million south end zone expansion at Royal-Memorial Stadium. The project includes a Longhorn-shaped balcony designed into the new seating areas, as well as new concession spaces and premium seating. It is scheduled to break ground in 2019. — TexasSports.com
Friday, September, 14, 2018
Facility Friday: K-State Master Plan, FSU's Unconquered Campaign
Kansas State University has unveiled a new facility master plan, calling for $210 million in construction for the school’s 16 athletics programs. The 10- to 15-year plan calls for upgrades to the south end zone at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, a new volleyball arena, a new Olympic Performance Training Facility, a new indoor football facility and outdoor practice field, a renovation to Bramlage Coliseum, a new indoor track and field facility, a renovation for the Brandeberry Indoor Complex, a new indoor tennis facility, a new soccer practice pavilion, and improvements to the men’s and women’s golf complex. The school worked with architectural consultant HOK on the plan. More details below. —KStateSports.com
Tuesday, September, 11, 2018
Principal Apologizes for Students' Watermelon Stunt
A Louisville-area high school principal has issued a letter to parents apologizing for an incident involving students at Ballard High School passing around a watermelon at a football game against the predominantly black Central High School.
Tuesday, September, 11, 2018
SCOTUS Ruling on Gambling Could Be a Game-Changer
When the Supreme Court in May reversed a long-standing prohibition on sports gambling by overturning the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, the world of sports may have been forever altered. After all, the anti-gambling stances held by the NCAA and professional leagues make much less sense in a world that sanctions gambling as the law of the land. In that world, sports organizations hoping to avoid the appearance of being "tainted" by gambling would have to vastly shift their strategies.
Friday, September, 07, 2018
Facility Friday: Louisville Stadium Upgrades, Minnesota Wild Practice Facility
Crews at the University of Louisville have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the $63 million expansion project at Cardinal Stadium. The project increased the stadium’s seating capacity by about 5,400, and added field-level suites, premium and club seating. The school’s partnership with apparel manufacturer adidas is literally built into the stadium — the brand’s three-stripe logo is in the new seating area in gray. — Courier Journal
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
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Friday, November, 17, 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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