RECENT ARTICLES
  • 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.