• Neighbors Sue to Block Home Modeled After Stadium

    by Dayton Daily News October 2016

    A couple want to build a home that will resemble the University of Iowa's Kinnick Stadium. IOWA CITY, IOWA - Fitting tribute to Iowa football or Hawk-eyesore? That's what a judge must decide.

  • NCAA Closes Two Ole Miss Cases

    by Antonio Morales October 2016

    OXFORD, Miss. — The NCAA’s investigation into Ole Miss’ football program is ongoing. But on Friday the NCAA and the university closed the book on cases involving Ole Miss’ women’s basketball and track and field programs, which included academic fraud, misleading investigators, and failure to monitor. Among the penalties handed down by the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions were a three-year probation period, which lasts from Friday to Oct. 6, 2019, and six separate show-cause orders for some principles involved, ranging from one to six years.

  • New Developments in Jays’ Beer-Thrower Prosecution

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    The Toronto police have charged Ken Pagan with one count of mischief for allegedly throwing the beer can that narrowly missed Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim at the American League wild card game played in Toronto on Wednesday, though speculation about whether he is really the offender continues.

  • Man Who Cheated Stadium Volunteers Pleads Guilty

    by Bridget Murphy October 2016

    A Wyandanch man pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Thursday in what prosecutors said was a scheme that cheated about 100 teenagers who worked summer jobs at stadium venues out of their wages.

  • Virginia Beach Arena Vote Fails, Proposal in Doubt

    by Alissa Skelton October 2016

    The future of an 18,000-seat arena at the Oceanfront is in jeopardy after the City Council rejected the private developer’s new financial plan Tuesday night. The project needed the approval of at least nine of the 11 council members because it involves leasing 5.8 acres of city-owned land near the convention center to the developer for 60 years. Eight members voted for the deal. Louis Jones, John Moss and Barbara Henley opposed it.

  • Middle Tennessee Probe Finds Three Minor Violations

    by Aldo Giovanni Amato October 2016

    MURFREESBORO — Middle Tennessee State University released its findings from an internal investigation into its athletics department on Monday. An investigation was launched in November 2015 after at least two dozen allegations were made against MTSU’s athletic department by former volleyball coach Matt Peck, the university stated.

  • HS Player Charged with Assault After Attack

    by Independent Mail staff report October 2016

    A 17-year-old has been charged with third-degree assault and battery after allegedly holding down a 14-year-old at Wren High School, stripping the younger boy and putting a cheerleader outfit on him, according to a warrant.

  • Officials Expect $3M for Athletic Field Upgrades

    by Jean Falbo-Sosnovich September 2016

    Local lawmakers expect to score nearly $3 million in state funding for new athletic fields in Derby, Conn. According to state Rep. Theresa Conroy, D-Seymour, state Rep. Linda Gentile, D-Ansonia, and state Sen. Joe Crisco, D-Woodbridge, the state Bond Commission is "expected to approve $2.99 million" for the Derby athletic field project when it meets on Friday. The project would feature construction of a new, multipurpose artificial turf field with an eight-lane rubberized track and new field house at the Leo F. Ryan Athletic Complex on Chatfield Street, along with relocation and construction of a baseball field.

  • Virginia Beach Officials Plan Arena Finance Session

    by Alissa Skelton September 2016

    A new report says the city should move full steam ahead with building a sports and entertainment arena near the Oceanfront. But the public won’t get a detailed explanation for how Johnson Consulting arrived at that conclusion because many of the financial predictions upon which it’s based have been redacted from the report.

  • Atlanta Hawks Tax Deal Draws Criticism

    by Mark Niesse September 2016

    A tax incentive deal for the Atlanta Hawks to build a practice facility in Brookhaven includes a creative wrinkle that has critics questioning whether these kinds of arrangements have gone too far. What makes this incentive agreement stand out is that, in addition to giving the Hawks tax money, it also funnels money back to Brookhaven's economic development agency, which granted the tax break. DeKalb Commissioner Jeff Rader calls that payment a "kickback." Schools Superintendent Steve Green says tax breaks are "out of control."The DeKalb Commission passed a resolution condemning the deal.