Monday, July, 09, 2018
Fitness App Data Could Expose National Security Info
A popular fitness app has suspended a feature that maps user activity after a joint investigation by Dutch news websites De Correspondent and Bellingcat revealed an alarming amount of sensitive data on users.
Monday, July, 09, 2018
AT Fired for Peeing in Whirlpool Settles Lawsuit
Drake University has settled a lawsuit filed by the school’s former head athletic trainer in the wake of his 2016 firing.
Friday, July, 06, 2018
Facility Friday: Miami MLS Stadium, Auburn Football Facility
The group led by soccer legend David Beckham is expected to present its plans for an MLS soccer stadium in Miami to the city commission next week. Plans call for a 28,000-seat stadium to be built on what is now a public golf course near the Miami International Airport. If the commission approves of the plan, voters would decide whether to amend the city’s charter to allow for the bid to move forward. In addition to the proposed stadium, the Beckham-led group plans to build public soccer fields, an underground parking facility and much more to the site. — ESPN.com
Tuesday, July, 03, 2018
South Alabama Seeks Public Monies for Stadium
The University of South Alabama would like to build an on-campus football stadium and is looking for help from local taxpayers to do it.
Friday, June, 29, 2018
Facility Friday: FC Cincinnati, Minnesota Golf Facility
MLS-bound FC Cincinnati announced its plans to build a new team training complex in Milford, Ohio. Pending approvals from local government entities, the team has contracted MSA Sport to design the $30 million project. The facility will include three full-size soccer fields (one synthetic turf, two natural grass), and buildings for the MLS team, FCC Academy teams and maintenance. The MLS team building will include locker rooms, athletic training and sports performance areas, a player lounge, a dining facility, team meeting rooms, media work space and offices. — FCCincinnati.com
Thursday, June, 28, 2018
Ex-Track Coach Sues Missouri for Discrimination
A former assistant track and field coach at the University of Missouri has filed a lawsuit, alleging racial discrimination.
Tuesday, June, 26, 2018
Oakland University Debuts Subscription-Based Ticketing
Oakland University announced a new ticketing strategy aimed at engaging the school's young alumni under a model many of them are familiar with: subscriptions.
Monday, June, 25, 2018
Fan Files Suit Over 2016 Baseball Bat Injury
An Indiana man filed suit against Major League Baseball and the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, claiming he had suffered a severe injury after being struck with a flying bat at a 2016 game hosted by the Chicago White Sox.
Friday, June, 22, 2018
Facility Friday: Celtics Training Facility, Oklahoma Softball Stadium
The Boston Celtics on Tuesday opened the doors of their new practice facility: the Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters in Brighton, Mass. The 70,000-square-foot facility offers more than double the space of the team’s old facility, and features office space, weight and cardio training facilities, physical and hydrotherapy rooms and more. — Boston Globe
Thursday, June, 21, 2018
Eastern Michigan Hit with Second Suit Over Cuts
In a 34-page lawsuit filed on Friday on behalf of two female athletes, Eastern Michigan University is accused of violating Title IX by choosing to eliminate four sports from its athletics program.
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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