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  • YMCA May Rescue Lewiston Gymnastics Program

    by DANIEL HARTILL, Staff Writer July 2014

    The city and the Auburn-Lewiston YMCA are quietly working on a deal that may save a popular, city-run gymnastics program squeezed by tightening budgets.

  • Opinion: IHSA Protecting Its Financial Secrets

    by Phil Kadner, pkadner@southtownstar.com July 2014

    Quasi-governmental organizations often perform what appear to be government functions but contend that they are exempt from the laws pertaining to government bodies. The Illinois High School Association is such an organization and is being sued by the Better Government Association, which wants to find out how it spends its money. The IHSA runs state athletic competitions, governs recruiting processes for schools, sets drug policies and generates millions of dollars each year from events involving primarily public schools.

  • Run of Deficits Compromising UNM's Ability to Compete

    by GEOFF GRAMMER JOURNAL STAFF WRITER July 2014

    As coaches salaries skyrocket and multimillion dollar facilities are going up around the country at breakneck rates, university presidents around the nation are struggling to strike a balance between justifying more and more spending for athletics to stay competitive with the harsh economic realities elsewhere on their campuses.

  • Planning and Prioritizing Renovations for Rec Centers

    by Zach Bisek July 2014

    Many communities across the country are emerging from the recession with new energy, new life and new ideas for their future. While budgets are loosening, recreation organizations are still limited when it comes to undertaking new projects. Construction of a new recreation center is still out of reach for many organizations, but long-desired renovations of an existing facility might be feasible — at least some of them.

  • USC to Spend $1M Annually to Feed Student-Athletes

    by Andrew Brandt July 2014

    If there's one thing we've learned from the ruling that allows NCAA Division 1 schools to feed their student-athletes however and whenever they want, it's that athletes eat a lot. And now, that "a lot" has an actual dollar amount attached to it.

  • CFP Cut for Five Power Conferences Could Hit $50M Each

    by George Schroeder July 2014

    The Power Five conferences will almost double their financial haul in the College Football Playoff's first season as compared to the final year of the Bowl Championship Series, official estimates provided to USA TODAY Sports show.

  • Troubled YMCA Closing, Fitness Alternatives in Works

    by BRANDON SHULLEETA July 2014

    After announcing Sunday that the Atlee Station Family YMCA will close in October because of financial struggles, the YMCA and the company that owns the building are working to offer residents other fitness options.

  • Manchester United Scores Adidas Deal Worth $1.3 Billion

    by William Rosenthal, The New York Post July 2014

    The World Cup may be over but soccer teams continue to score. Manchester United, one of the world's most valuable soccer franchises, said Monday it has inked a mega-jersey manufacturing deal with Adidas that will net it $1.3 billion over 10 years.

  • Should Non-Residents Pay More to Use City Fields, Parks?

    by Tony Doris Palm Beach Post Staff Writer July 2014

    The city is considering quadrupling the fee it charges out-of-town youths to play in its sports programs -- a move that has organizers alarmed at its potential to price many youths out of participating.

  • Va. Beach Officials Face Clearer Arena Costs, Concerns

    by ROGER CHESLEY July 2014

    Officials this week told the council the privately financed, $200 million arena would need $52.7 million to nearly $79 million to improve infrastructure at and around the facility. The higher total includes money for streetscapes and intersection work - something the city should do for ease of movement and aesthetics.