• Tourism Board: Military Bowl Had $1M Economic Impact

    by JACK LAMBERT February 2014

    The Military Bowl had an economic impact of $1 million on Anne Arundel County, according to the county's tourism board. The Dec. 27 game between the University of Maryland and Marshall University brought more than 30,000 fans to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in the Military Bowl's first year in Annapolis. The game was previously held at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.

  • Expert: Unionizing College Athletics Is Years Away


    The push by Northwestern University football players to form a labor union that would dramatically change the landscape of collegiate athletics likely will come down to a key legal question: Are college athletes employees of a university? The 854,000-member United Steelworkers union, which is paying the legal bills for the athletes' organizing drive, is betting that the answer is yes. "Our attorneys, [they all] believe, yes, they are employees," said Tim Waters, the United Steelworkers national political director. But Waters predicted that the legal dispute with the NCAA, the governing body for major collegiate sports, could drag through the courts for years. On the day after Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and the United Steelworkers held a news conference in Chicago to announce the intent to unionize, the impact was being felt across the country.

  • Notre Dame Announces $400M Stadium Expansion

    by Michael Gaio January 2014

    The University of Notre Dame announced a plan Wednesday to expand the school's 84-year-old football stadium. The $400 million project will add between 3,000 or 4,000 premium seats and new academic buildings on three sides of the stadium. The view of "Touchdown Jesus" will remain unchanged.

  • After Meeting, Temple to Reconsider Sports Cuts

    by Mike Jensen; Inquirer Columnist January 2014

    Temple University's leaders met Tuesday afternoon with coaches and representatives from the sports that Temple announced would be cut after this academic year.

  • Northwestern Football Players Intend to Unionize

    by George Schroeder, @GeorgeSchroeder, USA TODAY Sports January 2014

    Do college athletes work for their school or play for their school? That's the question raised by a group of Northwestern football players who Tuesday announced their intent to unionize and be recognized as employees under federal law.

  • Amid New Gym Build, College Playing All Road Games

    by Super User January 2014

    Worcester State coaches Dave Lindberg and Karen Tessmer and their staffs have done their best this season to make the locker rooms and gyms at WPI, Clark, Assumption, Anna Maria and Holy Cross seem like home for the Lancers.

  • Florida Gulf Coast Still Benefitting from Sweet 16 Run

    by Doug Roberson; Staff January 2014

    Dunk City's citizens live in Fort Myers, Fla. They live in New York. They even live in China. Florida Gulf Coast, otherwise known as Dunk City, became one of the darlings of the sports world after advancing from the obscurity of an unknown campus on the southern Gulf coast of Florida to the Sweet 16 of last year's NCAA men's basketball tournament. Almost a year later, the impact of that success is still being felt everywhere from admissions to ticket sales to the universal recognition of that almost perfect nickname: Dunk City.

  • Pirates Game Could Complicate Pitt Football Opener

    by by JERRY DiPAOLA January 2014

    Pitt will open its 2014 football season Aug. 30 against Delaware at Heinz Field, only hours before the Pirates play the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park, creating potential parking and traffic snarls on the North Shore.

  • Blog: Prioritizing The Student-Athlete a Must for ADs

    by Dennis Van Milligen January 2014

    Since I have been a member of the AB team, I have had the fortunate opportunity to chronicle the challenges high school athletic administrators are facing in today's high-pressure, win-at-all-costs environment. We hear about all the steps that are being taken to protect the student-athlete from a physical standpoint, but what about from an emotional and psychological standpoint?

  • Alabama Succeeds in Keeping Students at Football Game

    by Michael Gaio October 2013

    In Alabama, passion for the mighty Crimson Tide washes over the entire state. Consequently, when head football coach Nick Saban speaks, people listen. So last week, when Saban blasted Bama fans for leaving games early, the university listened.