Economy Hits College Sports Hard
by Michael Popke August 2010
A new NCAA report shows that just 14 of the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision schools made money from campus athletics during the 2009 fiscal year, down from 25 the year before. Researchers blame the sagging economy and suggest that numbers for the 2010 fiscal year could be even worse.
Ryan Says He Can't Bring Relief From Ballpark Heat
by Paul Steinbach August 2010
During his playing days, no one could bring the heat like Nolan Ryan. Now, the newly minted owner of the Texas Rangers would like to take some away. But adding shade to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is being deemed unfeasible.
Safe At Home - But For How Long?
by Michael Popke April 2010
We've published lots of stories in recent years about school districts faced with budget crises so severe that administrators were forced to consider (or at least threaten) the elimination of prep sports. But, eventually, they would find a way to salvage at least some programs - whether through reducing or removing other creative fundraising solutions. Options, it seemed, were always available.
Cash-Strapped High Schools Struggle to Keep Pools Open
by Michael Popke July 2009
As aging high school pools fall into disrepair, cash-strapped districts either are partnering with other entities to keep facilities afloat or deciding to shut them down.
Contract Bonuses Award College Coaches for All Sorts of Achievements
by Paul Steinbach May 2009
Today's contract bonuses award college coaches for all sorts of achievements -- some of them rather dubious.
A Primer on Buying, Selling Used Fitness Equipment
by Anne B. McDonnell April 2009
Ready to buy or sell used fitness equipment? Find out what suppliers have to say about how they acquire used equipment, and what the pieces go through before being offered for sale again.
Synthetic Ice Increasing In Popularity as a Recreational Skating Alternative
by Nicholas Brown February 2009
Despite some operational rough spots, synthetic ice is becoming an increasingly popular choice in recreational skating applications.
Fitness Club Operators Take Seven-Step Checkup as Economic Prognosis Worsens
by Rob Bishop February 2009
As the nation's economic prognosis worsens, fitness center operators must take these seven active steps to ensure the continued health of their facilities.
Investing In Access Control Can Enhance Security, Bottom Line
by Nicholas Brown November 2008
Investing in intelligent access control systems not only can enhance a facility's security, but also its bottom line.
Athletic Departments Rethinking Ways to Make Travel Dollars Go Farther
by Paul Steinbach October 2008
Athletic departments are rethinking ways to make their travel dollars go farther.