• Off-Court Issues Haven't Shaken Kansas AD's Confidence

    by Dave Skretta February 2017

    Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger understands people may have questions about the legal issues surrounding the Jayhawks' storied basketball program, an avalanche of off-the-court news that in recent weeks has cast a shadow over Allen Fieldhouse.

  • Baylor Coach Arrested; Supporters Demand Reform

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    On Tuesday, a letter was issued to the Baylor University school board by the Bears for Leadership Reform, a group composed of thousands of Baylor supporters, voicing concern over the effectiveness of university leadership as allegations continue to surface among athletics department students and staff. The letter was signed by 14 former Baylor regents, 3 of whom have served as chairman of the board.

  • Bad News Keeps Coming for Baylor

    by Chicago Daily Herald February 2017

    The allegations against Baylor, its football program and former coach Art Briles, get uglier with each new lawsuit and legal filing.

  • County: Online Park Reservations Should Ease Planning

    by Rich Cholodofsky February 2017

    Westmoreland County launched an online reservation system this week that officials said will make it easier for residents to rent pavilions and equipment and to register for events at the 10 county parks.

  • Astrodome Gets New Lease on Life

    by Mike Vaccaro February 2017

    They keep trying to make the Astrodome disappear, actually. They built Minute Maid Park for the Astros (which really IS downtown) and NRG Stadium for the Texans (and for Super Bowls, and for Final Fours). In 2013, voters rejected a bond issue that would've devoted over $200 million toward making the old dome a convention center. The Dome seemed doomed. And yet here it is, here it stays.

  • City Seeks Community Input for New Park

    by Mechelle Hankerson February 2017

    Virginia Beach's parks and recreation department has a goal of providing a park or open space within a 10-minute walk of all residents, according to a release.

  • Baylor Produces Text Evidence; Briles Drops Libel Suit

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    A new lawsuit was filed Thursday by seven Baylor officials, several school regents and the interim university president among them, accusing former head football coach Art Briles and other members of the athletics administration of conspiring to keep hidden multiple counts of athlete misconduct.

  • Lawsuit Alleges Lake Zurich Hazing Goes Back Decades

    by Bob Susnjara and Lee Filas February 2017

    Incidents of hazing among members of Lake Zurich High School athletic teams go back nearly two decades with knowledge of coaches and other officials, according to a federal lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of two football players and their parents.

  • Man Sentenced for Threats that Cancelled Youth Season

    by Rich Cholodofsky February 2017

    A Mt. Pleasant Township man will serve four months on house arrest for making threats against organizers of a local youth football league, prompting the cancellation of the final 20 games of the 2015 season.

  • Houston Super Bowl Prep a Glimpse into Atlanta's Future

    by Tim Tucker January 2017

    Like 500 or so other employees of Arthur Blank's businesses, Scott Jenkins will be in NRG Stadium on Sunday cheering for the Atlanta Falcons against the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. But Jenkins, general manager of the still-under-construction Mercedes-Benz Stadium, also will have another Super Bowl on his mind -- the one that will be played in Atlanta's new retractable-roof stadium in two years. As part of the preparation for the 2019 game, Jenkins and about a dozen others associated with the Metro Atlanta Host Committee long had planned to attend this season's Super Bowl at the NFL's invitation for an up-close, behind-the-scenes look at the enormous event. They just didn't know until recently that the Falcons would be there, too.