Virginia Lawmaker Seeks Limits on Student Athletic Fees
by Staff reports December 2014
Following recommendations from the state's watchdog agency, Del. M. Kirkland Cox, R-Colonial Heights, said Thursday he will seek limits on the fees students are charged for athletics at Virginia's public universities.
UGA Association on Hook for Gurley's $43K Legal Tab
by Chip Towers; Staff and news services December 2014
As athletic director Greg McGarity proudly revealed while the Bulldogs were dealing with the star tailback's ineligibility issue back in October, the UGA Athletic Association had agreed to foot the bill for legal services. Those bills came due recently.
In Today's College Football, No Such Thing as Cheap Win
by Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY Sports December 2014
Renowned for its spending on football facilities, the University of Oregon has been one of the nation's least-extravagant schools this season when it comes to basic coaching cost per victory. Not bad for a team in the College Football Playoff.
U. Maine Hockey Coach to Put 5% of Salary Back into Program
by MARK EMMERT Staff Writer December 2014
Coach Red Gendron is putting 5 percent of his annual salary of $209,000 back into his own program, establishing the Grant Standbrook Hockey Forever Fund.
Consultants to Help Plan Future of Knoxville Coliseum
by Gerald Witt email@example.com December 2014
City officials want to do something with the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, but they don’t know what just yet.
How to Keep Costly ‘Scope Creep’ at Bay When Building
by Oliver Snider, Guest Contributor December 2014
Reading The New York Times’ latest account of the costly and troubled World Trade Center Transportation Hub project, there came a point where I recognized that the scale of the disaster — $2 billion over budget and six years behind schedule — was all that separated that project from the typical campus project beset by scope creep.
Ole Miss Expanding, Upgrading Stadium, Adding Arena
by Staff and wire reports December 2014
Hailing it as a renovated "front door" for the university, Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork on Monday outlined a series of upgrades to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, including an increase in capacity to 64,038 by the start of the 2016 football season.
FAU Not Seeing Return on $70M Stadium Investment
by Jeff Ostrowski, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer December 2014
Retired football legend Howard Schnellenberger strolled the sidelines during Florida Atlantic University's season finale last month, a setting that offered a study in contrasts. There was FAU's $70 million football stadium, a facility so palatial that ESPN will showcase it during the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl this month. Then there was the sea of empty blue seats, a stark reminder that precious few fans care about FAU football.
Disappointed by Rink Finances, Council Keeps Up Support
by SCOTT TAYLOR, Staff Writer December 2014
Mayor Jonathan LaBonte reiterated his support for the city's dual-rink ice arena Monday night, despite some disappointing financial forecasts.
Northern Illinois $138M Facilities Plan Spurs Big 12 Talk
by Chicago Daily Herald December 2014
When Northern Illinois unveiled a privately funded, $138-million plan to build new athletic facilities and double the capacity of Huskie Stadium a few weeks ago, there was widespread enthusiasm among the alumni base. After all, it has been nearly 25 years since NIU devised an "Athletics Facility Master Plan," and it naturally got fans wondering if there was something more afoot.