• Youth Soccer Club: $80K Fee Unfair

    by Emily Attwood May 2016

    The Urbandale (Iowa) Parks and Recreation Commission is recommending its local sports clubs split the cost of improvements made to the sports facilities used by the groups, a plan that doesn’t sit well with one of the four clubs.

  • 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 Woes Force St. Cloud State to Cut Six Sports

    by Jason Scott March 2016

    Heather Weems, athletic director at St. Cloud State University, announced Wednesday that the school is cutting six sports from its athletic department after the current academic year.

  • Grambling State Suspends AD Search Amid Budget Woes

    by Jason Scott February 2016

    Grambling State University suspended its search for a new athletic director over the weekend amid concerns about the state of Louisiana’s budget crisis.