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  • How Modern Locker Rooms Are Being Redesigned

    by Andy Berg January 2018

    Search "Vince Lombardi" and "Locker Room" on Google, and you'll find photos of one of the NFL's most storied coaches sitting on a metal folding chair in an otherwise non-descript concrete room. Behind the players Lombardi is addressing, cleats, helmets and street clothes are stuffed into metal cubbies. The locker room, even at the professional level, was an afterthought in the 1950s and 60s, a place where athletes changed into their uniforms and maybe got a halftime pep talk from the coach. Other than that, business was taken care of on the field.

  • Locker Room Fumes Reportedly Sicken HS Athletes

    by Jason Scott October 2017

    An ozone machine used to prevent mold and purify air is being blamed for creating fumes that overcame more than a dozen high school football players in a locker room Friday night.

  • Infographic: Texas’ ‘Space-Age’ Lockers

    by AB Staff August 2017

    When the University of Texas announced the details of its $10 million football facilities, the stars of the show were the lockers. Estimated at $10,500 apiece (later revised to $8,700), the lockers will be unlike any others in college football, featuring at least six different patent-pending technologies, according to head coach Tom Herman. "We needed something modern, something sleek, something that conveyed the message that we're the University of Texas and we're going to give our kids and student-athletes the best in the country," Herman said in an interview.

  • Product Spotlight 2017: Locker Rooms | Laundry Components

    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

     


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  • Locker Room Branding with Paint, Graphics

    by Emily Attwood August 2017

    Waterfalls, HD TVs and LED backlighting in custom colors are all wonderful things to have in an athletic locker room — if you have a few million dollars to spend. While the juggernauts in collegiate athletics compete for the title of "best locker room in the country" (hoping it leads to other titles), most college and high school athletic programs are working on a more limited budget.

  • New Product Roundup: Cardio Equipment | Pool Shells | Bleacher Wraps

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Check out the newest products as seen in the July | August 2017 issue.

    Precor
    The new Spinner® Chrono™ and Chrono Power bikes are the latest introductions to the Spinner family of indoor cycles. The Chrono Power provides direct-power measurement at the power source, delivering the most accurate measurement of personal performance on an indoor cycle. The breakthrough design eliminates the need for batteries in either the console or power sensor, instead utilizing a self-powered generator to store energy and supply current to the console. A new backlit color console supports SpinPOWER® programming and features an easy-to-use interface showing watts, cadence, heart rate, time, distance and 10 different interval settings. The aluminum-framed bike also includes a patent-pending magnetic resistance system to apply resistance more evenly.
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  • Designing Public Locker Rooms with an Eye on Privacy

    by Paul Steinbach January 2017

    On March 23, 2016, North Carolina governor Pat McRory signed into law the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, making his state the first in the nation to mandate that designated restrooms and locker rooms in government buildings (including those on public school and university campuses) be used by individuals based on the gender indicated on their birth certificate. Over the previous year, five additional states — Nevada, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin — had considered similar legislation to no effect (so far), and a so-called "bathroom bill" in Arizona circled the drain way back in 2013.

  • NAACP Calls for Federal Investigation of HS 'Hate Crime'

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    At a conference Monday, Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP, addressed the press concerning a recent incident involving an African-American member of the Wiggins football team and a noose. On October 13, a player was allegedly attacked in the boys’ locker room at Stone County High School in Wiggins on October 13, when another player threw a noose around his neck and tightened it.

  • New Product Roundup: Weight-Room Tile, Lane Line Storage and More

    by AB Staff September 2016

    This article appeared in the September issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Influencing a Recruit: 5 Keys to a Competitive Brand (Sponsored)

    by John Hamari, Facility Source August 2016

    This sponsored content was provided by Facility Source. What is sponsored content?

    One or two key recruits can change a program, and in this competitive "arms race" between universities, it is wise to try to gain every advantage afforded you. Creating a remarkable, well-designed space that represents your brand is one way to gain an advantage and engage a recruit. If done right, this advantage can not only sway recruits, but donors, players, fans and alumni. Adding one or two additional supporters in each of these key areas can give you an edge.