• 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.

  • Regent Questions Continuing Athletics at UW-Milwaukee

    by Karen Herzog June 2016

    A Wisconsin regent on Friday accused the UW-Milwaukee athletics program of balancing an $11 million budget deficit "on the backs" of students, and questioned whether it was worth continuing athletics at the campus.

  • Former Washington AD Slammed Over Budget Deficit

    by Katherine Long June 2016

    A University of Washington regent slammed former athletic director Scott Woodward on Thursday, saying Woodward did not let the governing board know about a growing deficit in the UW athletic department's budget. Regent Jeremy Jaech, the board's vice chair, described it as "a bad-faith effort" on Woodward's part to use one-time money, paid in advance to UW for multimedia advertising, and apply it to the budget. Jaech called it "an attempt to make the numbers look better than they really were." Woodward left UW in January for a similar position at Texas A&M. His replacement, Jennifer Cohen, was appointed last month and made her first appearance before the regents Thursday.

  • District Budgeting for Big-Ticket Items

    by Lana Sweeten-Shults June 2016

    The Wichita Falls Independent School District hopes it won’t be caught off guard when it’s time to buy athletic uniforms, buses and similar big-ticket purchases that rotate around on a regular cycle, thanks to some changes in its budget.