City to Spend $1.6M to Treat Tainted Park Soccer Fields
by Lucas Sullivan, The Columbus Dispatch October 2014
Columbus will spend about $1.6 million to clean up a Near East Side park where contaminants from an old fertilizer plant were found in the soil.
Nationwide Arena Owner Hasn't Made a Single Payment
by Lucas Sullivan and Josh Jarman October 2014
The city- and county-financed agency has not made a single payment on the loans that paid for the purchase. But public officials said last week that under the terms of the purchase deal, there is no risk of default.
Coalition Ramps Up Fight Against Bucks Arena Subsidies
by Don Walker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel October 2014
Common Ground, a well-organized coalition of religious and community groups and nonprofits, is ratcheting up its opposition to using public money for a new multipurpose arena in downtown Milwaukee.
Vols Football Program Spent $57K on Training Camp Hotel
by Dustin Dopirak, Knoxville News-Sentinel October 2014
Butch Jones said staying at a hotel for the first eight days of training camp this season was one of the best things Tennessee has done for the development of its young football team. The team stayed at Knoxville’s Crowne Plaza hotel from Aug. 10-17 instead of using dormitories.
First-Year Football Program Exceeds Business Goals
by Brad Iverson-Long, The Idaho Business Review October 2014
Just over one month into its first football season in decades, the new College of Idaho team has surpassed many of the goals that college leaders had set for the program.
Bankrupt YMCA Sale to Bring Fitness Equipment Upgrades
by JANE FORD-STEWART, Greenfield-West Allis Now October 2014
The YMCA of Central Waukesha County plans to buy the Southwest YMCA and anticipates spending money on it to catch up on some deferred maintenance and even to go beyond that, said Chris Becker, CEO of the YMCA of Central Waukesha County.
One Business's Unpaid Taxes to Fund MiLB Field Overhaul
by MATT MURPHY, Daily Mail staff October 2014
Funding will come from $3.8 million in unforeseen business and occupation tax revenue the city received in June after an unnamed business was found to have not paid the tax for 10 years.
NCAA Grants to Aid Student-Athletes at Four Schools
by From staff reports October 2014
N.C. Central University is one of four Division I schools receiving NCAA grants to support academic programs that help student-athletes earn their degrees. NCCU will receive $694,338 as part of the Accelerating Academic Success Program grants.
Nationals, Astros Working with City to Close Financing Gap
by Joe Capozzi Palm Beach Post October 2014
Even if the county and teams can reduce a $24 million financing gap, the issue of the county obtaining land in West Palm Beach for the stadium remains in doubt.
NCCU Athletics Aims to Reduce 'Institutional Support'
by LAURA OLENIACZ firstname.lastname@example.org; 919-419-6636 October 2014
N.C. Central University athletics officials are looking to grow department revenues and cut costs under a request from university leadership to keep the amount the school contributes to athletics in check.