• School Agrees to Cover Football Practice Lighting Rentals

    by Sandra Emerson December 2014

    Lights being rented to allow the Redlands East Valley High School football team to practice after dark will be paid for by the school.

  • UAB Kills Football Program, Fallout Immediate

    by Michael Gaio December 2014

    The University of Alabama at Birmingham officially killed its football program on Tuesday. The ensuing scene on the school's campus was one of chaos and heartbreak — students protesting, the band playing, tears flowing and a school president being berated by devastated players and booed by fans. Death is never easy to accept.

  • Lucas Oil Stadium Repairs Will Cost Millions

    by Michael Gaio December 2014

    When $720 million Lucas Oil Stadium opened in downtown Indianapolis in 2008 it was praised for its airy design and luxurious amenities.

  • Without Football, UAB on Hook to UT for Nearly $1M

    by Dustin Dopirak, Knoxville News-Sentinel December 2014

    The fate of the Alabama-Birmingham football program remains in limbo, which means Tennessee remains uncertain about whether or not the season opener it has scheduled nine months from now will actually happen. A cancellation of the Sept. 5 game with the Blazers, which was scheduled to be at LP Field in Nashville, might help Tennessee financially, but would also force the Vols to scramble to find an opponent for a 12th game.

  • Reports: UAB Expected to Eliminate Football Program

    by Harry Minium, The Virginian-Pilot December 2014

    Alabama-Birmingham officials will announce this week that they will shut down the school's football program, a move that would require the Blazers to leave Conference USA, USA Today and Sports Illustrated reported Sunday.

  • Funding Appeal Pending, Braves Cover Influx of Invoices

    by Dan Klepal December 2014

    Although Cobb County's government doesn't have the money to start paying the bills yet, invoices from the construction of the new Atlanta Braves stadium have starting flowing in. Right now, the Braves are covering all of the costs at the site because the Georgia Supreme Court won't hear an appeal of the county's plan to issue up to $397 million in bonds to help fund stadium construction until February. But the county, and its project manager Heery International, are signing off on invoices in anticipation of the county providing $368 million toward the project. The rest of the money borrowed by the county will cover issuance costs and the first year of interest on the debt.

  • UNC's $3M Academic Fraud Investigation Bill

    by LAURA OLENIACZ; 919-419-6636 November 2014

    The investigation into the "paper scheme" scandal at UNC-Chapel Hill by the law firm of former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein cost more than $3.111 million, university officials announced Tuesday.

  • Lack of Money, Regulations Cramp Police Fitness Efforts

    by Susan Spencer, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF November 2014

    In 1980 Holden became the first department in the nation to implement no-smoking rules. Later, the town established its own physical-fitness program with standards that had to be met annually by new hires.

  • Florida Sports Venues Vying for Pot of Taxpayer Dollars

    by JIM TURNER; News Service of Florida November 2014

    Jacksonville has its eyes on attracting tourists from England as part of a recently filed application seeking $30 million from the state for work at EverBank Field. Orlando envisions that a $110 million soccer stadium will be a one-of-a-kind downtown venue that plays a key role in the growth of the city's central business district and also could increase tourism from South America, according to an application for $60 million.

  • Report: Rec Dept. Should Privatize, Create Tax District

    by Eliot Kleinberg, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer November 2014

    West Palm Beach's Parks and Recreation Department has too much work and too few people, and should consider privatizing some of its work, a consultant's report says.