Making Golf ‘Greener’ in the 21st Century

Many Americans think of golf as an old sport with dated practices and traditions. This notion is prevalent on many levels throughout the game — none more so than the industry’s attempts to be a good environmental steward. But signs point to some improvement.

Clearcutting the U.S. Open: Oakmont Cuts 15,000 Trees

No one wants to get called out. But in this case, you asked for it by repeatedly and unapologetically proclaiming on national TV that cutting down 15,000 trees improved the course that hosted this year’s U.S. Open.

Trump Fumes as PGA Moves Golf Tournament to Mexico

The PGA Tour announced earlier this week that it would move a key tour date, held at a Donald Trump-owned golf resort in Miami since 1962, to the Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City.

Can Athletics Change the Perception of Cannabis?

Marijuana use is still an offense within the world of professional sports; just about every professional league or athletics association says cannabis is a no-no under their blanket policies related to drug use. Former NFL player Ricky Williams wants to change that.

Athletes Score Free Anti-Zika Condoms for Rio Olympics

The Australian company Starpharma Holdings will partner with the condom manufacturer Ansell to supply the Australian Olympic team with condoms that the companies say can offer antiviral protection against Zika.

No Olympic CSR Medals This Year: Companies Avoid Rio 2016

Many companies are staying away from Brazil in the countdown to this year’s Olympics, which is a lost opportunity for corporations seeking a platform to showcase their corporate social responsibility (CSR) agendas.

The Extreme Sport of Entrepreneurship

Allison Maslan, a serial entrepreneur and trapeze practitioner, shares pointed lessons her sporting passion taught her about life in business.

Fontus Water from Air Technology: The Answer to Water Insecurity?

Love those remote, out-of-the-way places but loathe the load of water you have to carry on your bike? A new startup has an answer that generates water from air in a bottle. Now, if someone could just design an apparatus to furnish drinking water to the 663 million people who don’t have it…

Sustainability is About Saving Sport, Says Adidas

Athletic apparel giant Adidas announced that it is retooling its sustainability strategy in order to ensure that sporting activities will long endure. “Sport Needs a Space” is the company’s new mantra.

The Rise of Eco-Athleisure

From the birth of the mainstream “athleisure” movement to boundary-pushing icons like Serena Williams, fashion has inspired many of us to suck it up and hit the gym in the style. We, as consumers, have the power to demand pragmatic innovation and change our purchasing behavior to support a more sustainable business model in the industry.

No, Chocolate Milk Doesn’t Help with Concussions After all

A research fiasco at the University of Maryland College Park finally ended last week when the university’s administration returned over $228,000 in funds. The cash contributed to a dubious study that claimed a brand of chocolate milk alleviated the health effects of concussions.

Comparison to Big Tobacco Has NFL Fuming

NFL executives are infuriated with the New York Times’ suggestion that the league has had longstanding ties to the tobacco industry. The NFL is now so angry at the allegations that they have demanded that the Times’ editors retract the story.