• A Self-Help Manual for Understanding the Language of Design

    by Andrew Cohen August 2000

    Your architect is from Mars, you're from Venus. To keep you two together, AB presents this self-help dmanual for comprehending the language of design.

  • The Great Turf Debate

    by Mike McGraw vs. Tim Bowyer & Donald W. Roberts September 1991

    These articles originally appeared in the September 1991 issue of AB.


    Tough Turf

    by Mike McGraw

     Synthetic Field at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y.

    The invention of synthetic turf in the early 1960s has had a tremendous impact on the way in which sports and recreational activities are conducted and viewed. But while synthetic turf has proven itself as an athletic surface for the highest levels of competition, its merits have been the subject of almost constant debate. Ingredients often missing from this debate are fact, logic and reason.

  • Tracing the Evolution of Sports Medicine

    by Thomas F. Miller November 1983

    This article first appeared in the November 1983 issue of AB.


    Sometime in the early 1970s, Americans began to turn on to exercise. I don’t believe anyone can tell us exactly when it happened or exactly why it happened; and that’s okay, for it really doesn’t matter. What matters is that it did happen and that it happened spontaneously.

  • Applying Biomechanics to Fitness Gains Research

    by AB Editors October 1983

    This article first appeared in the October 1983 issue of AB with the headline, “Biomechanics: The New Frontier in Weight Training.”


    For the past several years, researchers at major universities around the country and world have been spending an increasing amount of time analyzing weight training and conditioning.

  • The Infectious Spirit of Hoosier Athletics

    by AB Editors September 1982

    This article originally appeared in the September 1982 issue of AB with the title, “Indianapolis’ Incredible Dream.”


    Indianapolis has become a major sports mecca.

    Spurred by the boundless energy and enthusiasm of local leaders, the city is generating tremendous excitement in the sports world. An air of electricity pervades the local citizenry, the result being an almost frenzied dedication to creating a sports Shangri-La.

  • 1982 Selections: Facilities of Merit

    by AB Editors August 1982

    This article originally appeared in the August 1982 issue of AB.


    Creative and Social Factors Significant in Selections

    This year’s Facilities of Merit entries present a vast array of fresh ideas.

    Sports, recreation and athletic facilities are much more than a structure. The need or purpose of the facility, the social judgement, are considerations in these selections.

  • Physical Fitness for All

    by C. Carson Conrad May 1980

    This article originally appeared in the May 1980 issue of AB with the headline, “Do We Have the Desire and Determination to Promote Physical Fitness for All?”


    The rationale for the first National Conference on Physical Fitness and Sports for All was a conviction that our knowledge and understanding of physical fitness and sport have outrun the dissemination and application of new information.

    The conference represents merely the first step in addressing the problems that it was called to consider. The second step—and it is the longer and more difficult of the two—involves carrying this information back to the areas that we represent and seeing that it is put into practice. Unless we do that, our efforts here will have been largely in vain.