• Are Male Cheerleaders Making an NFL Comeback?

    by Jessica Heslam August 2018

    Bring it on! That was the feeling among Patriots fans at Gillette Stadium yesterday as dancing male cheerleaders get ready to groove this football season for the first time in NFL history.

  • AB Show: Two Keynotes, One Impactful Event

    by Kate Rampone August 2018

    Ask any athletics, fitness or recreation professional and they'll tell you that the industry is ever-evolving: new technology, new equipment, new programming options, new trends to follow — and the list goes on. A major part of working in this industry is making sure that your facility and programming are up-to-date and meeting the needs of your users. Finding the next big thing can help you improve your bottom line, and learning new methods to increase retention at your facility is vital to the success of your company or organization. If you're not doing this, you're already behind.

  • The Citadel Narrows AD Search to 12

    by Jeff Hartsell August 2018

    From a pool of more than 100 candidates, The Citadel has narrowed its search for a new athletic director to a field of 12. Those 12 candidates will meet with The Citadel's search committee for interviews Aug. 7 and 8 in Atlanta, at the headquarters of Parker Executive Search in Atlanta.

  • Parents of Nude Gym-Goer Say Incident a 'Cry for Help'

    by Mary Markos July 2018

    The mother of a Haverhill man arrested for doing yoga poses naked at a New Hampshire gym said her son has had problems for years and Sunday’s incident was a “cry for help.”

  • Ohio State Assistant Hit with Civil Protection Order

    by Jason Scott July 2018

    Zach Smith, an assistant football coach with Ohio State, has had a domestic violence civil protection order filed against him.

  • Ryan Holiday on Turning Business Trials into Triumph

    by Paul Steinbach July 2018

    Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius said, "The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way." In his best-selling book The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph, author Ryan Holiday applies words of wisdom from some of history's greatest thinkers to the modern business world. Special guest AB contributor and AB Show presenter Chantal Brodrick, host of the Fitness Business Podcast, recently asked Holiday, director of marketing for American Apparel for six years and the founding partner for Brass Check Marketing, to share his philosophies on marketing and self-discipline, as well as what AB Show attendees can expect from his keynote address — "The Obstacle Is the Way" — Nov. 9 in New Orleans.

  • Michigan State Names Beekman Permanent AD

    by Jason Scott July 2018

    A long-time Michigan State University official who had been serving as the school’s interim athletic director since February had the interim label removed this week.

  • Vernon Smith Talks Strength and Motivation

    by Andy Berg July 2018

    Vernon Smith is a strong guy. In fact, he's probably in the top 1 percent of the population in terms of sheer physical strength. As the head strength and conditioning coach at NAIA Marian University in Indianapolis, he's proud to walk the walk for the student-athletes he trains and mentors. AB executive editor Andy Berg asked Smith how he got into strength training, as well as how he motivates his student-athletes in the gym and beyond.

  • Sports Psychology Pioneer Ravizza Dies

    by J.P. Hoornstra July 2018

    Dr. Ken Ravizza, a sports psychologist whose work touched generations in Southern California and beyond, died Sunday. He was 70. Ravizza taught in the kinesiology department on the campus of Cal State Fullerton over parts of five decades. His professional clients included the Angels, with whom he began working in 1985. He had been a consultant to the Chicago Cubs since 2015. A resident of Redondo Beach, Ravizza met with players from the Dodgers and Cubs in person during a series at Dodger Stadium in June. On July 2, Ravizza was hospitalized after suffering an apparent heart attack.

  • AB Reader Perspective: What's the Most Underutilized Part of Your Facility?

    by AB Staff July 2018

    AB July|August 2018 reader perspective