Tuesday, August, 30, 2016
Judge: Unseal USA Gymnastics Abuse Records
A judge in Georgia ruled Monday that files held by USA Gymnastics regarding sexual abuse complaints against coaches should be made public.
Thursday, August, 25, 2016
Renderings of $1.9B Las Vegas Raiders Stadium
Despite the news that the NFL's Raiders will relocate to Las Vegas, the move won't happen immediately, in part because Sin City lacks a stadium for the team to play in.
Wednesday, August, 24, 2016
Pop Warner League Nixes Season, Blames Flag Football
As safety concerns surrounding youth football continue to mount, a growing number of players (and their parents) are opting for non-contact options, leaving tackle football teams and leagues suddenly low on participants.
Monday, August, 22, 2016
HS Coach Fired After Player Hospitalized by Boxing
A Montana high school football coach was fired after reports that one of his players was hospitalized following a boxing match that took place at a leadership camp.
Tuesday, August, 16, 2016
Cubs Employee Fired for Song Selection
A poor song selection by a Cubs employee has landed the club in an awkward public relations predicament.
Wednesday, August, 10, 2016
Can Playground ‘Zoning’ Make Kids More Active?
Active kids are healthy kids. This is a well-known fact, and an important justification for what most grade school students would call their favorite period of the school day – recess.
Tuesday, August, 09, 2016
Does Your HS Athlete Suffer from "Text Neck?"
As the fall sports season gets underway for high schools across the country this month, many may suffer from problems or pain caused by poor posture.
Tuesday, August, 02, 2016
Did Youth Soccer Teams Tank to Advance in Tourney?
Two soccer teams raised eyebrows as they competed in the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships last week, when it appeared that they played to a scoreless draw on purpose in order to advance.
Thursday, July, 28, 2016
NHL's Bettman Denies Link Between Concussions, CTE
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman doubled down on his stance that there is not sufficient evidence to prove that concussions are linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the degenerative brain disease at the center of a class-action lawsuit against the league.
Wednesday, July, 27, 2016
Data: USA Football Program Doesn't Reduce Concussions
With awareness of concussions at an all-time high, it’s no secret that people involved with football are concerned. Parents, players, coaches and professional organizations such as the NFL are all looking for ways to make the game safer. But a new report from the New York Times reveals that one of the most popular safety programs isn't working as advertised.
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
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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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