Tuesday, July, 28, 2009
Importance of Support-Pole Specification, Inspection
A March 9 girls' soccer game at Hays High School in Buda, Texas, began like any other. Then suddenly one of four 120-foot-tall, 12,500-pound steel light poles surrounding the stadium broke free of its foundation and crashed onto the roof of an adjacent gymnasium.
Monday, July, 06, 2009
Running Program for Girls Hits Holistic Stride
Girls on the Run teaches children about self-esteem and personal interaction as it prepares them for a 5K run - and life.
Tuesday, June, 30, 2009
Maintenance of Fields, Tracks, Courts and Rinks Affects Game and Globe
In pursuit of athletic competition, humankind has harnessed the best that nature has to offer. The argument could be made that in many ways we've managed to improve upon nature. Indeed, we have successfully recreated nature in order to satisfy our desire to play what we want wherever we want - all the while respecting the integrity of the game and the well-being of its participants.
Monday, June, 29, 2009
More Athletics Programs May Be Joining the Green Movement
Athletics has trailed the green movement on most campuses, but one researcher predicts the political climate is about to change.
Sunday, May, 31, 2009
Contract Bonuses Award College Coaches for All Sorts of Achievements
Today's contract bonuses award college coaches for all sorts of achievements -- some of them rather dubious.
Monday, May, 18, 2009
How to Keep Synthetic Turf Clean
Identifying and removing foreign matter helps keep infill synthetic turf systems clean.
Thursday, May, 07, 2009
Winning with Asthma Coach's Clipboard Program Available
The "Winning with Asthma" Coach's Clipboard Program is a free online educational tool that not only explains asthma's causes and symptoms, but lays out strategies for dealing with the disease.
Tuesday, April, 28, 2009
Cal Women's Basketball Openly Embraces a Niche Base: Gay Fans
Cal women's basketball is the first program to openly embrace a niche base: gay fans.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2009
Playground Designers Face Hard Choices When Specifying Surfacing
From impact attenuation to accessibility, playground operators face a number of hard choices when specifying safety surfacing.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2009
Concessions Bargains Abound at Ballparks Amid Struggling Economy
Bargains abound at the ballpark to ease fans' financial pains (not to mention hunger pangs).
Friday, January, 05, 2018
AB Today 2017: Our Top 10 Stories of the Past Year
Deregulation and legal action. Out-of-control training and recruiting practices. These were topics that drew much of our readers’ attention in 2017. AB Today has compiled a list of the top stories that broke in this space over the past year. Here are the 10 that garnered the most page views, in ascending order:
Wednesday, November, 30, 2016
AB Show 2016: The Magic of Orlando
There’s something about Orlando, Fla., that stirs the nostalgia in this AB Show-goer. It’s where the conference and expo (as it used to be known) was held my first eight years at Athletic Business, and it has been there another four times since. In all, Orlando has served as the annual home away from home for AB roughly half the time in our show’s 35-year history.
Monday, November, 10, 2014
Get to Know Your Peers When Attending ABC
This is a story about a conversation Lou Holtz and I never had.
Tuesday, August, 12, 2014
Robin Williams Drew Attention to Inaugural Augie’s BASH
Robin Williams possessed the kind of frenetic magnetism that dared you to look away. For me, it wasn’t possible. The actor/comedian’s larger-than-life persona was tailor-made for a movie screen.
Thursday, January, 17, 2013
Blog: The Tangled Webs of Lance Armstrong, Manti Te'o
The twisted tales of Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'o are now intertwined. Heroes to many, these athletes have lived lies before our eyes, and now those lies are unraveling within the same week.
Monday, December, 03, 2012
Blog: The Life and Death of Rick Majerus
The first time I saw Rick Majerus in person, he was sitting in seldom-used end-court bleachers that had been wheeled into position for a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Class C basketball sectional at my high school alma mater's field house. I was there to cover a game for my hometown newspaper, The West Bend News. Majerus, an assistant coach at Marquette at the time (this was the mid-'80s), was there to scout Kohler, Wis., phenom Joe Wolf, who would eventually attend North Carolina.
Friday, August, 17, 2012
Blog: Cheer These Pro Athletes for Giving Back
Assuming your membership in the Latrell "I have a family to feed" Sprewell Fan Club has expired, may we suggest a couple of options.
Sunday, January, 17, 2010
Blog: Still Believing, 34 Years (and Counting) Later
Editor's Note: AB Senior Editor Paul Steinbach authored this piece in January 2010, but with February 22nd marking the 34th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice and the U.S. men's hockey team facing off against Canada on Friday, the message still rings true.
For nearly 30 years now, the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team has been an off-and-on obsession of mine.
Thursday, December, 10, 2009
A Choice to Make
There's precedent for a Catholic institution sticking with a coach despite his pro-choice stance on abortion. Rick Majerus is in his third season heading the St. Louis University men's basketball program after admitting during a TV interview at a January 2008 Hillary Clinton campaign rally that he is "pro-choice, personally." But will a Catholic institution hire a pro-choice coach? Somehow, during speculation that University of Cincinnati head football coach Brian Kelly is next in line to bear the Notre Dame football cross, the rumor spread that Kelly, an Irish Catholic who decades ago campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart, is pro-choice. But no one seems to know for sure. "I searched online media archives all day today trying to find one reputable media reference to Kelly's stance on abortion," read a Tuesday post by Brooks at sportsbybrooks.com. "I found none."
Wednesday, November, 11, 2009
Hit 'Em Straight
When the AB editors dedicated our July issue to best environmental practices in the athletics, fitness and recreation industries, we managed to overlook one egregious hazard to our planet's health: golf balls.