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  • Nutt Would Settle Suit for Apology From Ole Miss

    by Dan Wolken August 2017

    Former Mississippi football coach Houston Nutt has offered to settle his defamation lawsuit with the school in exchange for a public apology and $500,000 to fund the creation of an integrity for college sports commission in the state, a person with knowledge of the case told USA TODAY Sports.

  • Video: Dave Castro Talks Bringing CrossFit Games to Madison

    by Andy Berg July 2017

    If you’re looking for the fittest people on earth, you could do worse than venturing to Madison, Wis., this August. No, it’s not that beer, cheese and sausage comprise the diet of champions but rather that the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games (Aug. 3-6) have relocated to Madison’s Alliant Energy Center.

  • Branding Is All About Change

    by Andy Berg July 2017

    As I sat down to write this Editor's Note for Athletic Business, I couldn't help but reflect on the inevitability of change. AB's branding issue is all about how high schools, universities and rec centers implement changes to shape, refine and, in some cases, redefine perceptions of their institutions. From something as small as a logo redesign to a massive branding overhaul of an entire facility, change comes in all shapes and sizes and for varying reasons.

  • Colorado Sees First Female High School Football Coach

    by Andy Berg July 2017

    Colorado's first female high school head football coach has been hired.

    According to a report from Boulder’s Daily Camera, Beth Buglione has signed on as the head football coach at Nederland High School.

    A lifelong football fan, Buglione knows the sport. She played three years at quarterback for the Corvallis Pride in Oregon as part of the Independent Women’s Football League. Buglione eventually went on to become the coach, general manager and owner of the Pride until the team folded in 2009.

    Buglione comes to the Nederland position from a head coaching position at Sheridan High School in Oregon. She told the Daily Camera that she never intended to “put the spotlight on me and to prove that women can do the job… I was just following my passion.”

    The move to hire Buglione was not without controversy. Outgoing coach Aaron Jones’s dismissal late last year was met with outcry from some students and parents in the community. Jones had been coach of the team for 11 years, and a change.org petition to restore him as the team's coach garnered 271 signatures.

    Jones said that he respected the decision that was made to remove him and wishes “nothing but the most success to the Panthers, to Coach B and to my community.”

    Buglione said she appreciated that people wanted Jones to stay and hopes that those “wounds will heal” once the team is “headed in the right direction.” 

  • Introducing AB's New Executive Editor, Andy Berg

    by AB Editors June 2017

    Athletic Business would like to introduce our new executive editor, Andy Berg. Andy has spent the past 10 years working in B2B publishing. In 2008, he began as an associate editor for Advantage Business Media’s Wireless Week brand, which covers the wireless communications industry. From there, Andy took over the executive editor position at Wireless Week and CED Magazine. In 2015, Andy moved within Advantage Business Media to become editorial director for the company’s manufacturing vertical, which is comprised of seven brands positioned across the manufacturing sector. We sat down with Andy to find out a little bit more about him and what he’s most excited about as he starts a new chapter with AB.

  • Letter from the Editor: Future Facilities

    by AB Staff June 2017

    The Architectural Showcase is our most important issue of Athletic Business, and the facilities featured herein are undoubtedly this issue's stars. Each year, we aim to complement the Showcase with facility-related features, pairing inspiration from the Showcase with practical guidance to help our readers with their own aspirations. These features have included everything from design trends and planning site visits to how to make older facilities look new again.

  • AB Show: Habits are the Key(note) to Success

    by Kate Rampone May 2017

    Have you ever really thought about why you do things the way you do? Or how the right set of habits are crucial to success in your professional and personal life? My journey to understanding began with a book.

  • Minnesota Athletics Punished for Sexual Harassment

    by Jason Scott May 2017

    Randy Handel, the University of Minnesota’s associate athletic director for development, has been suspended and demoted after an unidentified coworker complained he sexually harassed her.

  • Take a Leadership Journey with MizzouRec's Diane Dahlmann

    by Diane Dahlmann May 2017

    My leadership journey, or as I call it, "My Ithaca," began at the Park District of Park Ridge in Illinois. Fresh out of college, I designed social recreation programs and supervised ice rinks, a sled hill, and sports and youth centers. After two non-stop years, I could feel the burn(out) and returned to graduate school to retool for a career in collegiate recreation.

  • CDs and Obsolete Technologies

    by Emily Attwood May 2017

    Next month is our annual Architectural Showcase issue, but we're already hard at work selecting photos and laying out each submission. Photos for each project come to us in one of several ways: uploaded to our FTP site, sent via a file transfer site such as Dropbox, or mailed on a CD or thumb drive.