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  • Purdue Starts Crowdfunding Campaign for LED Lights

    by Stuart Goldman March 2016

    The Purdue University athletic department has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise a portion of the costs for new LED lights at Mackey Arena.

  • Athletic Foundation Suing Third-Party Ticketing Firm

    by Stuart Goldman March 2016

    The University of Louisiana at Monroe Athletic Foundation is suing a third-party ticketing firm, claiming it owes the university $500,000.

  • Budget Woes Force St. Cloud State to Cut Six Sports

    by Jason Scott March 2016

    Heather Weems, athletic director at St. Cloud State University, announced Wednesday that the school is cutting six sports from its athletic department after the current academic year.

  • FIU Coach Suspended Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

    by Stuart Goldman March 2016

    Florida International University has suspended women’s basketball coach Marlin Chinn after a player come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and claims of a $600 loan, which would be an NCAA violation.

  • Penn State Pushes for Liquor License

    by Jason Scott February 2016

    Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour has reportedly asked the Board of Trustees to approve increased alcohol sales at on-campus athletic venues.

  • Blog: Attracting Donors for Campus Rec Projects

    by Alex Peirce February 2016

    Editors' note: In March 2014, students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison approved a $223 million referendum to overhaul the campus recreation facilities, badly in need of improvement. Since then, the recreation program has been busy planning, fundraising, vetting architects and much more. As the project progresses, Alex Peirce, UW-Madison Rec Sports Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications, will be offering an inside look at the process of coordinating such a monumental planning effort.

    Once our project received all of the necessary approvals for it to move forward, our attention shifted to working with the architects, engaging students in the design process, and securing gift funding for the new facilities. Approximately 25% of the cost for our entire Master Plan (two indoor facilities and two outdoor playfields) will be funded by gifts and donations. We work closely with the University of Wisconsin Foundation to identify and connect with interested donors, a process that has greatly increased my understanding of how to navigate and prepare for those impactful (and very important) relationships.

  • Texas Athletics Names High School Relations Director

    by Stuart Goldman February 2016

    The University of Texas athletic department recently appointed former Longhorns assistant football coach Hardee McCrary to the newly created role of high school relations director.

  • Grambling State Suspends AD Search Amid Budget Woes

    by Jason Scott February 2016

    Grambling State University suspended its search for a new athletic director over the weekend amid concerns about the state of Louisiana’s budget crisis.

  • Could State Budget Crisis Put LSU Football in Danger?

    by Takara Scott-Johnston February 2016

    If a series of proposed tax increases fails to pass in Louisiana, the state’s college sports — including LSU football — could lose funding and be canceled beginning in April, according to Governor John Bel Edwards.

  • Blog: An In-Depth Look at Vetting Architects

    by Alex Peirce February 2016

    Editors' note: In March 2014, students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison approved a $223 million referendum to overhaul the campus recreation facilities, badly in need of improvement. Since then, the recreation program has been busy planning, fundraising, vetting architects and much more. As the project progresses, Alex Peirce, UW-Madison Rec Sports Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications, will be offering an inside look at the process of coordinating such a monumental planning effort.

    Approximately 18 months after the selection process began, in September 2015, it was announced that HOK and Workshop were the firms selected for our project. A lot happened in that 18 months, and I’ve done my best to summarize the process here: