• Louisiana Tech Official Takes on Disaster Recovery Role

    by Paul Steinbach August 2019

    Outfield fencing wasn't the only thing uprooted by the fatal EF-3 tornado that touched down shortly before 2 a.m. on April 25 in Ruston, La. Louisiana Tech's associate athletics director of internal operations at the time, Adam McGuirt, was on the scene within the hour to survey damage to Tech's facilities — including a softball scoreboard ripped in two, a perforated concrete baseball stadium roof and a small soccer press box that was never seen again — and within six weeks he personally found himself in an entirely new place professionally. In July, AB senior editor Paul Steinbach asked McGuirt, who on May 29 was named the university's first-ever director of disaster recovery and strategic initiatives, to sort out the details of his shifting duties in the disaster's wake.

  • Michigan Paid $75K To Find Basketball Coach Howard

    by Andy Berg June 2019

    The University of Michigan didn’t want just anyone to coach its basketball team, and the school was willing to pay to find just the right fit.

  • Risk Management for Your Facility

    by Kate Rampone May 2019

    You know the old adage, "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." While it might seem like a pessimistic view, it's an important tenet for a facility manager. The safety of your patrons can be disrupted by negligent behavior of staff, insufficient safety equipment or unclear protocols, so it's important to identify potential risks and make sure you're prepared in the event that something doesn't go according to plan.

  • Gym Cancels Ex-Employee’s Membership over Feedback

    by Andy Berg May 2019

    A New Mexico woman who was fired from a local gym after seven years of employment claims her membership at the gym was cancelled after she left a negative review.

  • Financial Issues Confront Elevations Health Club

    by Rob Bishop April 2019

    Years ago, I used to read Inc. Magazine. It was for and about small businesses. One of my favorite columns was "Obituary," which looked at small businesses that had failed. It tried to examine why they failed and how they might have survived.

  • LSU AD Alleva to Transition Amid Controversy

    by Andy Berg April 2019

    LSU on Wednesday announced that vice chancellor and athletic director Joe Alleva will be transitioning to a new role at the school.

  • NKU Performance Reviews Addressed Coach's Behavior

    by Paul Steinbach April 2019

    Northern Kentucky University women's basketball coach Camryn Whitaker had been told in recent performance reviews to be more positive with her players, but it wasn't enough to deter the athletic department from extending her contract through 2021.

  • Satellite Technology Assists Groundskeepers

    by Paul Steinbach April 2019

    Most motorists can't imagine life without GPS, and some literally find themselves lost without it. It may be too soon to say the same about the professionals and volunteers entrusted with maintaining sports fields, but satellite-assisted equipment has nonetheless made certain turf care tasks easier than ever.

  • UNC Coach Hatchell Accused of Racial Insensitivity

    by Paul Steinbach April 2019

    A week after news broke that the entire University of North Carolina women's basketball coaching staff had been placed on administrative leave come specifics as to grievances involving head coach Sylvia Hatchell.

  • Notre Dame's McGraw Says She'll No Longer Hire Men

    by Paul Steinbach April 2019

    Notre Dame women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw's one-word, two-letter response to a direct question wrote a headline and garnered a reaction from her greatest rival.