Articles

March 22, 2017
Unique Advantages The ASBA offers construction and maintenance manuals for running tracks, tennis courts, sports fields, and indoor sports surfaces. These manuals are considered an invaluable resource for anyone planning, building, or considering a sports facility, in addition to providing key information on maintenance, repair, and renovation. About the Company With more than 400 member companies, ASBA is a national organization for builders, designers, and suppliers of Sportsbuilders.org... more
Feature
March 22, 2017
As Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at Eldred (N.Y.) High School, David Binkowski felt uneasy about hosting home games. The Yellow Jackets’ court was 30 years old and desperately needed to be replaced. “It was a real safety hazard,” says Binkowski. “If I was an opposing coach, I’d tell the athletic director he needed to find a new floor.” The small school, located in an economically challenged community two hours northwest of New York City, was in no financial position to install a new surface after... more
Company News
March 22, 2017
Dan Heney, MFMA Executive Director, has performed 215+ field inspections on maple sports floors over the last 20 years. He has learned many things and these are the most common ways to damage your maple gym floor: 1. Using tape for temporary markings   Using tape to mark temporary markings on the surface of a maple floor can peel away layers of the finish. Removing the surface paint/finish and exposing the maple can result in additional chipping and peeling of the remaining paint/finish in... more
Facilities
March 22, 2017
When you combine loud activity and a raucous crowd in a space surrounded by hard surfaces, you get an acoustic nightmare. Sound bounces all over the place, reverberating in ways that are unintelligible, distracting and unpleasant. This is exactly the scenario encountered in buildings with indoor pools, also known as natatoriums, and it's a problem that Fremont Ross High School in Fremont, OH needed to solve. Eckel Noise Control Technologies Eckoustic Functional Panels provided the remedy,... more
Leadership
March 21, 2017
Heather Lyke, whose leadership of athletics at Eastern Michigan University garnered national praise, has been named athletic director at the University of Pittsburgh by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher. Lyke has an exemplary record of 22 years in increasingly high‐level roles in collegiate athletics administration. She served as Vice President and Director of Athletics at Eastern Michigan since 2013. Prior to her EMU tenure, she was a ranking athletic administrator at Ohio State for 15 years. A... more
Facilities
March 18, 2017
Less than two years after it was built, an athletic dome at Utica College collapsed. Although the exact cause hasn’t been determined, the collapse happened after heavy snowfall. “We are still unsure of the exact cause,” David Fontaine, Utica College’s athletic director, told CNYhomepage.com.  "The manufacturer will come and evaluate the situation and we will work through and evaluate the cause. The next step is moving forward.”

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