RECENT ARTICLES
  • High School Fast-Tracks Campaign to Fund, Install Turf

    by Jennifer Pignolet pignolet@commercialappeal.com 9015292372 May 2015

    A campaign is underway to raise about $700,000 in private dollars for the installation of the turf at Houston High School in Germantown, on an accelerated timeline due to a city drainage project that ’s about to eat away at the team’s practice field.

  • Southern Town to Invest $58K in Synthetic Ice Rink

    by Kirk Brown May 2015

    The Anderson City Council agreed Monday to spend $58,400 to purchase a synthetic ice-skating rink from Ice Rink Engineering & Manufacturing.

  • Practice Facility a Priority, But Miami Needs Major Gift

    by Matt Porter Palm Beach Post Staff Writer May 2015

    While UM has made significant improvement to its athletics facilities in recent years, one piece of the puzzle is still missing. Central Florida had an indoor football practice facility a decade ago.

  • Grassroots Campaign Raises $50k for Soccer Field

    by Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine) May 2015

    The Campaign for Leib Field was begun in June 2014 by a group of former University of Maine at Farmington players and community participants to honor the coach for his profound impact on the game, lovers of the sport and players of all ages.

  • Extreme Makeover: Small College Edition

    by Oliver Snider, Guest Contributor April 2015

    While the closing of Sweet Briar College was being contested in Bedford County (Va.) Circuit Court — an April 14 hearing gave some life to opponents of the move — another small college was throwing in the towel. On April 11, Tennessee Temple University announced it would dissolve as of May 1 and merge with Piedmont International University, a private Christian college in Winston-Salem, N.C. The recent list of closings, including Lebanon College and Mid-Continent University, comprises only a small handful out of 1,650 private, nonprofit colleges still in operation, but nonetheless is a sobering reminder that the effects of the recession linger on — and may, in fact, represent a permanent change to the collegiate landscape.

  • Investor Group to Pay $750M for Hawks, Phillips Arena

    by Chris Vivlamore; Staff April 2015

    The deal's price tag remains in flux but is believed to be well less than $1 billion, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution confirmed.

  • Charter Pledges $10K for Park's Accessible Playground

    by Lucas High April 2015

    Charter Communications pledged Wednesday to donate $10,000 toward the construction of a universally accessible playground at Cahill Park.

  • MLS in Minnesota: Finding Stadium Funds No Easy Task

    by MIKE KASZUBA; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) April 2015

    When Bill McGuire announced plans to build a Major League Soccer stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Hennepin County was seen as a possible funding partner.

  • Utah State AD: Stadium Sponsorship Necessary

    by Lya Wodraska The Salt Lake Tribune April 2015

    Utah State's move into the realm of corporate naming rights for its stadium might raise some eyebrows of those who prefer more historical names, but Utah State athletic director Scott Barnes said it was a necessary shift to keep his athletic program competitive with the big leagues.

  • U. of Charleston Academic Center Gets $1M Gift

    by Ryan Quinn, Staff Writer April 2015

    Two longtime donors have given $1 million to the University of Charleston's planned Russell and Martha Wehrle Innovation Center, a sports and academic complex set to begin construction next month.