Wednesday, January, 06, 2016
High School Basketball Coach Hits Referee
A Pennsylvania high school basketball coach was placed on leave and could face harsher punishment after hitting an official during a heated moment of a game.
Tuesday, January, 05, 2016
Youth Soccer League Sues NFL Over Field Use
The NFL plans to transform the turf at a youth soccer complex next to Levi’s Stadium into a space for media broadcasts for the upcoming Super Bowl, but representatives of the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League plan to fight them.
Wednesday, December, 23, 2015
Hawaii Basketball Gets Three Year Probation
An NCAA investigation found that former University of Hawaii men’s basketball coach Gib Arnold violated conduct rules and provided misleading information to the governing body, earning the program three years of probation.
Tuesday, December, 22, 2015
Judge: Paralyzed Player’s Case Against Pop Warner Can Proceed
A California judge has ruled that a teenage football player who was paralyzed following an on-field hit can take his case against the Pop Warner organization to trial.
Monday, December, 21, 2015
Athletic Business’ Top 10 (Plus One) Stories of 2015
As we close the book on another year, let’s look back on some of 2015’s most popular stories. From new stadiums to athlete safety, 2015 provided a wide range of stories from across the athletics, fitness and recreation industry.
Monday, December, 21, 2015
HS Wrestler Dies After Collapsing During Tournament
A Spencer, Iowa, high school wrestler died after collapsing to the mat at a tournament in his hometown.
Austin Roberts fell after an injury timeout during the final minute of the 220-pount title match at the Spencer Invitational. Roberts was wrestling an athlete from Sioux Center high school, who had recently accepted a football scholarship to the University of Minnesota.
Friday, December, 18, 2015
Court Collision Invokes Little-Known Concussion Rule
Two Pennsylvania high school basketball teams got schooled during a game Thursday night, but it wasn’t by a wicked crossover or fancy no-look pass.
Tuesday, December, 15, 2015
Coach Who Ordered Ref Hit Gets Probation
Mack Breed, a former assistant football coach at John Jay High School in Texas, issued a guilty plea on misdemeanor assault charges on Monday.
Breed was accused of ordering his players to hit a referee during a game. Video of the incident, showing players Michael Moreno and Victor Rojas blindsiding official Robert Watts went viral, drew national media attention.
Tuesday, December, 15, 2015
Blog: Missouri Scholarship-Pulling Bill Is Asinine
While checking Twitter yesterday as I often do during the afternoon, I noticed some reporters that I follow out of Columbia, Mo. (the home of my alma mater, the University of Missouri) tweeting about a proposed bill in the state legislature that would automatically revoke the scholarship of any athlete who refuses to play for reasons not related to health. It would also call for coaches who support such strikes to be fined by their institution.
Monday, December, 14, 2015
Japan Gets Sneak Peek of Olympic Facility Proposals
Design proposals by two groups competing for a lucrative contract to build a stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were revealed today.
The Japan Sports Council released the designs today. View them here.
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
Happy Friday and welcome to November, everybody.
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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