• 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.

  • New Effort Aims to Save California's Parks System

    by Record Searchlight (Redding, California) March 2015

    The 12-member California Parks Forward Commission was formed in the wake of revelations in 2012 that, even as it was preparing to shut down 70 parks, the department had been hiding a $20 million surplus for years.

  • NCAA Has $80M Surplus; 2014 Revenue Neared $1B

    by Steve Berkowitz, @ByBerkowitz, USA TODAY Sports March 2015

    The $80.5 million surplus for the year is almost $20 million more than the surplus the NCAA had in 2013 and the fourth consecutive year in which the annual surplus has exceeded $60 million.

  • Miller Park Stadium Tax Could End as Early as 2018

    by DON WALKER, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Staff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel March 2015

    There is some reason for optimism the sales tax can be retired sooner than later. Last year, the district experienced an increase in sales tax revenue of 8.78%, which is far higher than in recent years.

  • County OKs $5M So Astros, Nats Can Start Site Work

    by Joe Capozzi Palm Beach Post March 2015

    Faced with a tight schedule to open in 2017, the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros want to get a head start this month on their proposed $135 million spring training complex south of 45th Street -- even without a needed land-use approval from the state Legislature.