In this Issue:
|Administrators Must Help Recruits Hide From Overzealous Online Fans |
Ruben Gonzalez and Andre Davis, two of the top wide receivers in Hillsborough County, Fla., announced their commitments to the University of South Florida within a week of one another earlier this year.
| College Coaching Transitions Challenge Athletics Staff |
Under the March 21 headline "UT Relieves Bruce Pearl of Duties," the University of Tennessee athletics web site offered a 79-word announcement regarding the departure of the Volunteers' men's basketball coach.
| Communities Find Alternatives to Eliminating Learn-to-Swim Programs |
Five years ago, KNIK Aquatics, a USA Swimming club based in Anchorage, Alaska, took over the city's learn-to-swim program at Bartlett Pool, the state's only 50-meter facility.
| Facility Integrates Memorabilia Displays Into Structural Elements |
If the objective when displaying memorabilia is to invoke feelings of pride and reverence, you want the displays to be on a par with the collection of trophies, plaques and hallowed sports equipment they hold.
| Health Club Waiver Invalidated After Sauna Fire |
Regular readers of AB already know that for a court to uphold a waiver, it must be written properly.
| How to Weed Out Qualified But Toxic Job Applicants |
Like the employees at many independently owned health clubs, our staff members have duties that include a little bit of everything.
| New Projects: Missouri State; Everett Community College; Colorado State |
With support from a $1.3 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA), dignitaries broke ground on the West Plains campus of Missouri State University for a new multipurpose student recreation center and emergency shelter.
| One On One: Charles Clotfelter Discusses His Book on College Sports |
In researching his latest book, Big-Time Sports in American Universities, Charles Clotfelter looked at 58 universities with leading athletic programs and found that 87 percent of 600 New York Times articles about those schools were focused on sports.
| Ozone Finding Its Place Within the On-Premise Laundry Industry |
When finding comparisons to ozone’s place within the on-premise laundry market, look no further than the chemical’s place within the aquatics market, where it has been used as an effective disinfecting alternative to chlorine and other sanitizers for the better part of a century.
| Park District Uses GIS to Map Public Opinion |
What started as a minor public relations effort has resulted in an innovative new master-planning tool for the largest urban regional park district in the United States.
| Social Environments Help Health Clubs with Member Retention |
At the dawn of the modern health club era — the mid-1970s — Rick Caro became fascinated by a foursome of elderly women who gathered for a regular tennis match at one of the clubs Caro owned.
| When to Keep Field Maintenance In-House and When to Hire a Pro|
Maintaining athletic fields is crucial to their performance, and doing it right takes expertise, time and money. For some athletic departments, in-house capabilities are more than sufficient and save the added costs of hiring outside professionals.