• Should Eastern Michigan Drop Football?

    by Jason Scott April 2016

    A report released by faculty and students at Eastern Michigan University suggests that Division I football is too large of a drain on the school’s resources and should be dropped in order to save students money.

  • Budget May Force HS to Eliminate Some Sports

    by Telegram & Gazette April 2016

    Faced with losing the sport many of them have participated in since they were children, about 20 members and aspiring members of the Oakmont Regional High School cheering team made their case Tuesday night before the Ashburnham-Westminster School Committee. Among them were a seventh-grader and an eighth-grader concerned they will never get a chance to cheer for the high school. The cheerleaders were joined by members of the golf team and their parents, who also are facing cuts that will eliminate their sport along with freshman boys and girls basketball and tennis.

  • Bowl Game Barely Profitable for Tennessee

    by Patrick Brown April 2016

    According to financial figures released Monday, Tennessee brought in $1,455,450 in revenue and accrued costs totaling $1,439,763 for a profit of $15,687 for the game in Tampa, Fla.

  • Officials: Construction of YMCA Misuse of County Land

    by Mark Niesse; Staff April 2016

    DeKalb County may be required to buy new park land to compensate for building a YMCA on property bought with federal money meant for outdoor recreation.

  • USF Overpaid On Severance Packages for AD, Coach

    by Joey Johnston March 2016

    The University of South Florida violated state law when its athletic department paid severance compensation to a retiring athletic director and a fired football assistant coach that exceeded the legal limit by $626,000, according to a report by Florida's auditor general.

  • Despite Skating Rink Popularity, Venue Not Profitable

    by Kirk Brown March 2016

    By all accounts, the skating rink at Carolina Wren Park was a popular holiday attraction. But figures released Friday show it wasn’t a profitable. The city of Anderson spent $71,131 for the synthetic ice rink, 150 pairs of skates, a skate sharpener, lighting and a small building. Besides those startup expenses, $42,000 was spent to staff the downtown venue, which was open Nov. 20 through Jan. 18.

  • Budget Woes Force St. Cloud State to Cut Six Sports

    by Jason Scott March 2016

    Heather Weems, athletic director at St. Cloud State University, announced Wednesday that the school is cutting six sports from its athletic department after the current academic year.

  • Minnesota United Stadium to Cost St. Paul $18M

    by Jessie Van Berkel March 2016

    The Minnesota United's vision for a $150 million soccer stadium in St. Paul's Midway neighborhood will come with an $18.4 million cost to the city, according to an estimate released Friday. City documents break down the infrastructure costs that make up that sum: More than $3 million will go to storm sewers, $2 million for plazas, $1.5 million for water, $1.4 million for utility relocation and the list goes on. Several City Council members said they were pleased by the $18.4 million total, $1.5 million of which is expected to be covered by grants.

  • NFL Salary Cap Set at $155.27M for 2016

    by Gregory Bull February 2016

    The NFL’s salary cap for 2016 will be $155.27 million, an increase of nearly $12 million. The NFL Players Association confirmed the figure Sunday, and will release the franchise and transition tag numbers on Monday. Free agency begins March 9, but teams must apply those tags by Tuesday. Among the players whose contracts have expired and might wind up getting tagged are Super Bowl MVP linebacker Von Miller of Denver, and other All-Pros such as Carolina cornerback Josh Norman, Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin and Kansas City safety Eric Berry.

  • Grambling State Suspends AD Search Amid Budget Woes

    by Jason Scott February 2016

    Grambling State University suspended its search for a new athletic director over the weekend amid concerns about the state of Louisiana’s budget crisis.