Mountain West Conference Gets $8M Piece of NCAA Pie
by Geoff Grammer, Journal Staff Writer March 2015
The Big Dance means big money for Division I men's college basketball teams around the country.
Ohio State's 'Fuel Zones' Reflect NCAA Rules Relaxation
by Collin Binkley, The Columbus Dispatch March 2015
In a new snack room for athletes at Ohio State University, players on the men's lacrosse team buzzed in after a recent practice and left with armloads of sandwiches, juice, yogurt. The snack room -- Ohio State calls it a "fuel zone" -- is one of two the university built this year to offer athletes a quick bite between practice and class.
Most Schools Don't Itemize Spending of Athletic Fees
by Laura A. Bischoff March 2015
College students at 10 of Ohio's biggest public universities are paying more than $135 million for intercollegiate athletics through either mandatory fees or university subsidies - and most of the students don't even know it.
Georgia State Hoops Sounder Investment than Football
by Jeff Schultz; Staff March 2015
Basketball, not football, is far more manageable in terms of expense and personnel required. If done correctly, it can quickly make a significant impact on campus, in the community and sometimes even on "SportsCenter."
Georgia State's NCAA Run Means Pay Hikes for Coaches
by Doug Roberson, Staff March 2015
Georgia State Athletic Director Charlie Cobb intends to meet this week with basketball coach Ron Hunter about not only a pay raise but also to discuss what the university can do to continue the team's progression as a destination mid-major program.
Braves, Falcons Granted Sales Tax Breaks
by Greg Bluestein, Dan Klepal; Staff March 2015
The two franchises will not have to pay sales taxes on construction materials for their respective facilities, saving each millions of dollars in addition to the hefty public subsidies they already are receiving.
Athletic Facilities 31% of District's $156M in Upgrades
by By LOU PONSI, STAFF WRITER March 2015
Athletic facility upgrades account for close to 31 percent of the $156 million in improvement projects the Fullerton Joint Union High School District is planning to start next school year.
Group Urges City to Save YMCA That Loses $450K a Year
by Aaron Besecker; NEWS NIAGARA REPORTER March 2015
About 30 people came to a city council meeting to ask for help as YMCA Buffalo Niagara moves ahead with plans to shut down the branch.
Funding Freeze Puts Illinois Park Districts in a Bind
by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern March 2015
With the state of Illinois facing a $1.6 billion budget deficit, governor Bruce Rauner has placed an indefinite suspension on state grants for park district construction, which affects both current construction and new construction for park districts across the state.
This decision comes at a particularly poor time for many park districts just gearing up to start work on a variety of construction projects as warm spring weather sets in.
Budget Gives Utah State Athletics $1.5M Taxpayer Boost
by Robert Gehrke The Salt Lake Tribune March 2015
Soon, all Utah taxpayers will be Utah State Aggie boosters, thanks to language included in the newly approved state budget by Senate Budget Chairman Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan.