• School District to Invest $900K to Light Sports Fields

    by Megan Nicolai, Staff Writer February 2015

    Student athletes at Corona del Mar High School won't have to call it quits at sundown after the district chose Tuesday to add field lighting to proposed improvements for the school's sports fields.

  • In Florida, a Three-Way Fight Over Stadium Funding

    by Matt Dixon Scripps, Tribune Capital Bureau February 2015

    A three-way fight that has Gov. Rick Scott’s administration going “round and round” with legislative leaders is brewing as a budget panel prepares to vote on a pot of money for improvements to professional sports stadiums.

  • Durham Bulls Bring Food and Beverage In House

    by STAFF REPORTS February 2015

    The Durham Bulls on Thursday announced the formation of Bull City Hospitality, a new company that will manage the food and beverage operations at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

  • Unsafe Baseball Fields to Get $10K in Playability Fixes

    by Kirk Brown 864-260-1259 Follow Kirk Brown on Twitter @KirkBrown_AIM February 2015

    Belton city officials agreed Tuesday to spend about $10,000 on improvements for two baseball fields at Jaycee Park.

  • Bid Process Questioned as Pool Deal with Y Renewed

    by Lauren Clark February 2015

    Huber Heights City Council voted unanimously Monday night to renew its agreement with the YMCA to manage the Kroger Aquatic Center at The Heights.

  • SEC Schools Get $150K Jump in Recruiting Race

    by Erik Brady, John Kelly, and Steve Berkowitz, USA Today Sports February 2015

    Recruiting is the lifeblood of big-time college football, and the Southeastern Conference's current run of success might relate to this: During a recent five-year span, SEC public schools spent, on average, roughly $150,000 more a year recruiting football players than did public schools in the other four power conferences.

  • Cardio Equipment Leasing Strategies for Fitness Centers

    by Emily Attwood February 2015

    Cardio equipment is the heart of any fitness center. It's the most popular type of equipment, unintimidating and easy to use for fitness newbies, but also a powerful workout tool for enthusiasts. Befittingly, manufacturers are constantly seeking out new ways to improve their products, from design tweaks to make equipment more user-friendly to consoles featuring integrated technology to keep up with users' expectations. Today's cardio equipment is compatible with a range of wearable technology, offers a variety of virtual-reality programming, can record a long list of workout data, and can even alert operators to specific maintenance needs.

  • UT Spending on Football Recruiting Leads Nation

    by Matt Slovin, The Tennessean February 2015

    The University of Tennessee routinely outspends every school in the country on football recruiting, according to data compiled by USA Today from reports by the schools on NCAA-mandated financial statements.

  • Builder Tallies Cost of New Atlanta Braves Stadium

    by Dan Klepal, Tim Tucker; Staff February 2015

    Strip away money for the lawyers, architects, land and other "soft" costs, and the new Atlanta Braves stadium is expected to cost between $476 million and $500 million.

  • Milwaukee Y Emerges from Bankruptcy Leaner

    by ANNYSA JOHNSON, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel February 2015

    U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Susan V. Kelley approved the YMCA's reorganization plan Friday, rejecting a last-minute bid by members of the South Shore YMCA to delay the plan while they tried to find a buyer that would keep their Cudahy branch open.