- 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.
- District Cuts Seven Junior-High Level Sports
by Erin Adler May 2016
The Forest Lake school district will cut most junior-high level sports in 2016-17, a decision that has rankled some parents and students who believe school athletics fill a vital role and didn't feel included in the district's decision-making process. "Basically, there was no announcement, there was no parent discussion, it was just all the sudden everything was cut," said Liz Tarlizzo, whose seventh-grade triplets play several sports at Century Junior High. "There was no plan in place, which is ... what I think everybody is most disappointed about."
- Audit to Address $55K in Unreconciled University Funds
by Geoff Grammer May 2016
Does the accumulation of more than $50,000 in unreconciled purchases and ATM cash withdrawals from a University of New Mexico account via a purchasing card ("P-card") in the name of the UNM director of basketball operations reflect more on Cody Hopkins or the school?
- 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.