Monday, October, 17, 2016
Player’s ‘Broke Athlete’ Sign Drives Discussion
University of Wisconsin basketball star Nigel Hayes made waves when he appeared on ESPN’s College GameDay program Saturday with a sign soliciting donations to a Venmo account.
Wednesday, October, 12, 2016
Board Agrees to Apparel Deal with Under Armour
When it comes to sports apparel deals, the focus tends to be on collegiate teams who sign rich deals with sportswear companies. But the apparel wars have trickled down to the high school level, as well.
Tuesday, October, 11, 2016
NLRB: Private Schools Cannot Restrict Athletes’ Tweets
In an unprecedented move, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that Northwestern University must remove “unlawful” restrictions on football players’ expression, allowing them to post freely on social media or speak to media as they see fit.
Tuesday, October, 04, 2016
Stadium Fight Leaves Football Fan in Critical Condition
A fight between football fans over the weekend left one man in critical condition with a severe brain injury.
Monday, October, 03, 2016
Supreme Court Won’t Hear O’Bannon Case
The U.S. Supreme Court will not consider the Ed O’Bannon antitrust case against the NCAA, it announced Monday.
Friday, September, 30, 2016
Oops: HS Vandals Out Themselves on Social Media
Four members of the Robert Vela (Texas) High School football team got themselves into trouble for allegedly vandalizing facilities at a rival high school — and promptly bragging about it on social media.
Wednesday, September, 28, 2016
Christian School Sues FHSAA Over Denied PA Prayer
The Cambridge Christian School of Tampa, Fla., has filed a federal lawsuit against the state high school athletic association for refusing to allow them to broadcast a pre-game prayer over a loudspeaker.
Tuesday, September, 27, 2016
Florida Names Scott Stricklin Athletic Director
Scott Stricklin has been selected to be the next athletic director at the University of Florida, university president Dr. Kent Fuchs announced on Tuesday.
Monday, September, 26, 2016
HS Teams Cite Player Safety in Forfeits to Powerhouse
For the second time this season, a high school football team in Washington state will not be playing a scheduled game.
Friday, September, 23, 2016
FHSAA Ruling on Puerto Rican Players Could Have Wider Impact
A decision regarding the eligibility of Puerto Rican high school baseball players in Florida could have unintended consequences for athletes across the state.
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, 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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