• Citadel Approves $33M Athletics Facility Plan

    by June 2016

    The athletics facilities plan includes a new $28.9 million, 95,000-square foot building that would house Citadel athletics, as well as upgrades to McAlister Field House and the Bulldogs track and football practice facility.

  • Council Budgets $25K for Playground Restoration

    by Mary Pickels June 2016

    Latrobe City Council agreed to transfer $25,000 from its capital fund to Third Ward playground restoration project. The city had $25,000 in its budget for the new Lincoln Avenue Trail project, city manager Wayne Jones said in May.

  • Regent Questions Continuing Athletics at UW-Milwaukee

    by Karen Herzog June 2016

    A Wisconsin regent on Friday accused the UW-Milwaukee athletics program of balancing an $11 million budget deficit "on the backs" of students, and questioned whether it was worth continuing athletics at the campus.

  • Former Washington AD Slammed Over Budget Deficit

    by Katherine Long June 2016

    A University of Washington regent slammed former athletic director Scott Woodward on Thursday, saying Woodward did not let the governing board know about a growing deficit in the UW athletic department's budget. Regent Jeremy Jaech, the board's vice chair, described it as "a bad-faith effort" on Woodward's part to use one-time money, paid in advance to UW for multimedia advertising, and apply it to the budget. Jaech called it "an attempt to make the numbers look better than they really were." Woodward left UW in January for a similar position at Texas A&M. His replacement, Jennifer Cohen, was appointed last month and made her first appearance before the regents Thursday.

  • District Budgeting for Big-Ticket Items

    by Lana Sweeten-Shults June 2016

    The Wichita Falls Independent School District hopes it won’t be caught off guard when it’s time to buy athletic uniforms, buses and similar big-ticket purchases that rotate around on a regular cycle, thanks to some changes in its budget.

  • Youth Soccer Club: $80K Fee Unfair

    by Emily Attwood May 2016

    The Urbandale (Iowa) Parks and Recreation Commission is recommending its local sports clubs split the cost of improvements made to the sports facilities used by the groups, a plan that doesn’t sit well with one of the four clubs.

  • How Hosting the Olympics Became a Financial Sinkhole

    by Robert J. Samuelson May 2016

    Brazil can't seem to catch a break. It's suffering the worst economic slump in decades; its president may be thrown out of office; it's contending with the Zika virus. Also, to add to these indignities, come this summer's Olympics

  • Sports Festival Launch Grounded over Finances, for Now

    by David Benda May 2016

    The Shasta Cascade Weekend Sports Festival was called off Friday after organizers determined there wasn’t enough money to stage it.

  • No Special-Purpose Taxes for Braves Stadium Bridge

    by Dan Klepal Tom Cheek; Staff May 2016

    Cobb commissioners approved the bridge's funding plan April 12, and decided to stick with using SPLOST revenue two weeks later even after the County Attorney's Office and the Finance Department recommended against it.

  • Sports Safe Due to Impact on Schools' Enrollments

    by Chris Murphy, Forum News Service May 2016

    As opposed to the University of North Dakota and St. Cloud State, the athletic departments for Valley City State and Mayville State don't really have room to cut full programs because it takes up such a chunk of enrollment.