• New NCS4 Lab Trains Safety and Security Professionals

    by Daniel Ward December 2017

    On Sept. 1, the University of Southern Mississippi's National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Sport Security Research, Training and Operations Center at the National Sport Security Laboratory (NSSL). The new center helps bring to life NCS4's vision of being the world's leading academic research institution in addressing sports safety and security risks and threats.

  • How AB Show Can Help You Stay Sharp and Get Ahead

    by Jason Scott October 2017

    Competition is fierce, whether your career in athletics, fitness or recreation takes you on the field or not. You need to stay sharp to stay ahead, and there's no better place to hone your gameplan than at AB Show 2017, Nov. 8-11, in Orlando, Fla. Wherever you are on your professional path, AB Show has something to offer. Here's a sneak peek at what to expect from this year's event:

  • AB Show: Elevate Your Fitness Center with Technology

    by Kate Rampone October 2017

    There's no denying that technology is transforming the way we perform many day-to-day tasks. To learn more about how high tech is transforming the fitness industry, I sat down with AB Show 2017 speaker Rachel Koretsky, CEO and Founder of upace, a mobile platform designed specifically for fitness, recreation and community centers.

  • Author Charles Duhigg Explains the Power of Habit

    by Paul Steinbach October 2017

    Investigative reporter Charles Duhigg slipped into a daily afternoon indulgence of leaving his desk at The New York Times and heading to the 14th-floor cafeteria to sample its cookie selection. Once the habit had resulted in 8.7 pounds of weight gain, Duhigg began to wonder why it was so easy to ignore the note he had placed on his monitor that read: "Do not eat the cookie." Two years of fulltime research into the neurology of habit formation led to his best-selling 2012 book "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business." It's a topic Duhigg will cover during his keynote address at AB Show 2017, Nov. 10, in Orlando. AB senior editor Paul Steinbach asked the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for a preview.

  • Planning for Environmental and Social Responsibility

    by Keith Peters August 2017

    When Athletic Business published its first issue in February 1977, I was a grad student in recreation administration at California State University, Long Beach. After an unremarkable stint as an undergrad at UCLA (notwithstanding the success of the men's basketball team), and a few years just kicking around, I had decided to pursue my passion — sports — to see where it would take me. Forty years later, as I reflect upon a lifetime working in sports, one thing is clear: I made the right choice, and not just because of all the fun I've had.

  • How AB Show Can Help Your Rec Facility Project

    by Kate Rampone August 2017

    Being a Badger alum, I spent many hours in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Southeast Recreational Facility (affectionately known by students and fellow alumni as "the SERF"). From participating in intramural sports and putting in miles around the track to taking a course for credit and even living across the street for a year, the current SERF renovation project is near and dear to my heart.

  • AB Show: Your Blueprint to a Successful Project

    by Kate Rampone July 2017

    Planning a new facility or renovating an existing one can be a daunting task  between getting community support and needed funding to choosing an architect and finding the right equipment and solutions to outfit that facility, it's enough to make your head spin!

  • AB Reader Response: What Habits Would You Change?

    by AB Editors June 2017

    As we close in on the new school year, Athletic Business is asking readers to think about their habits. Which positive habits would you like to form this year? Which negative ones would you like to break? Do you have plans for making that happen?

  • Boomer and Millennial Generation Team-Building Tips

    by Melissa M. Chew and Dylan Packebush June 2017

    We represent a boomer and a millennial working together. That's right — one of us with one foot out the door stereotyped as ambitious, greedy and materialistic, while the other is much earlier in their career and stereotyped as competitive, confident and ready to save the world. Despite these differences, we are an effective team, and believe it or not, this dynamic can be replicated. But all relationships take work, and there are a number of factors needed to make it possible. Effective teamwork comes from understanding each other's strengths and weaknesses, and utilizing your partner's skills and talents.

  • Online Advanced Education for Athletic Administrators

    by Emily Attwood June 2017

    Summer is almost here. For many professionals working in athletics at the high school level, the academic break affords them time to think about their own academic and career goals. Whether looking to advance their career or add to their current qualifications, an online master's degree program can be a worthwhile undertaking for any athletic administrator. But first, he or she must know what kind of focus to pursue. Following is an overview of notable online sports management programs, including a brief statement about the program, key facts and enrollment dates.