• Committee Works to Keep Aquatic Center on Budget

    by Monica Kreber August 2016

    Committee members have a wish list of what they want to see in Dorchester District 2's future aquatic center though they're going to need to condense that list to keep everything within budget.

  • New Mexico Athletics Department Deep in the Red

    by Geoff Grammer August 2016

    The University of New Mexico athletics department recorded a deficit of $1.54 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30 — the most red ink in a decade as athletics missed its ticket revenue projections by nearly $1 million. "We've got to do a better job of managing our funds, but we also need help," said Vice President for Athletics Paul Krebs. "We need help from our fans to continue to support us and I think we're going to have to continue discussions with the university. Are there other ways that we can get additional support like our peers do?" Asking for more support from the rest of the cash-strapped university could be a challenge. "We're not happy," said UNM President Robert G. Frank, who for the past two years has pledged athletics would make budget. "That's a concerning number and we're going to have to work harder to fix it."

  • District Budget Includes Millions for Pool, Gym

    by Russell Lissau July 2016

    Money for a new swimming pool at Libertyville High School and a second gym at Vernon Hills High is included in District 128's tentatively approved $98.3 million budget, but the projects' fates aren't clear because of other financial concerns.

  • Wright State Athletic Budget Deficit Cause for Debate

    by Laura A. Bischoff July 2016

    Wright State spends less per athlete than any Ohio public university offering Division I sports, but paltry revenue totals have caused its athletic department to operate at a deficit for nine straight years.

  • NMSU Equestrian Team Cut Due to Budget Woes

    by Geoff Grammer July 2016

    The latest rounds of budget cuts at New Mexico State University proved to be an obstacle the Aggies' equestrian team simply could not clear. The women's varsity sport that has produced 10 All-Americans in its 11 years of existence and had 26 student- athletes on its roster last year - sharing the equivalence of 15 full scholarships - has been eliminated. "It's the last option you ever want to look at," NMSU athletic director Mario Moccia said. "We talk religiously here, even with all the budget issues we've had since I walked in the door, that our main goal has been to have the student-athletes feel the least impact of the budget cuts."

  • Private HS Cutting Two Sports Programs

    by Tony Doris July 2016

    Students and parents at the $31,500-a-year Oxbridge Academy at 3151 N. Military Trail received an email July 1 from Director of Athletics Patrick Hollern that its sailing and rowing teams had been cut and that other spending was under review.

  • Applying Public-Private Principles to Community Sports Venues

    by Peter Knowles and Steve Kelly July 2016

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  • Opinion: Beer Sales at Pitt Games All About the Money

    by Paul Zeise July 2016

    Pitt announced last week that there will be beer sales stadium-wide at Heinz Field for football games starting this fall. Some people have been outraged; my only question is this: What the heck took them so long?

  • 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.