• Oklahoma Law Will Hold Boosters Accountable

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Last Thursday, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed into law Senate Bill 425, which allows a provision for universities to bring suit against boosters whose actions result in penalties for the school. The law goes into effect November 1.

  • YMCA Seeks Bonding Authority

    by Thomas J. Prohaska April 2017

    The YMCA Buffalo Niagara applied Wednesday to the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency for up to $9.7 million in tax-exempt bonding authority to pay for construction of a new YMCA in the Town of Lockport.

  • Last-Minute Legislature Funds Sports Complex Proposal

    by Rick Brand April 2017

    New York State Legislature rescued Suffolk County Community College's plans for a $21 million new sports-expo-wellness center by including $2 million in the state budget.

  • Grassroots Fundraising Helps Make Playground a Reality

    by James Chilton April 2017

    Construction of the Cahill Park accessible playground is still on course to be completed by May 15. Cheyenne Parks and Recreation planning manager Teresa Moore said the city wouldn't have been able to make that happen had it not been for a large-scale grassroots fundraising effort.

  • St. Louis Voters Shoot Down MLS Stadium Financing

    by Jason Scott April 2017

    Voters in St. Louis shot down a ballot measure that would’ve provided public money to help finance a Major League Soccer stadium on Tuesday.

  • City Vies for $20K Grant for Outdoor Fitness Equipment

    by Victoria Bourne April 2017

    The city of Chesapeake is hoping to make ailing Northwest River Park and Campground a bit more fit, but needs some help to do it. Saturday marked the beginning the National Recreation and Park Association’s month-long Meet Me at the Park campaign, in which people can nominate Chesapeake to receive a $20,000 grant to install outdoor fitness equipment at the park. Other Hampton Roads cities are also vying for the grant, as well as others from across the country.

  • NCAA to Distribute $200M in Supplemental Funds

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    In a one-time supplemental distribution of $200 million, the NCAA will present Division I schools with sums between 165,000 and $1.3 million per school, dependent upon the number of athletic scholarships they awarded during the 2013-14 school year.

  • NCAA Tournament to Pour Cash into Memphis

    by Wayne Risher March 2017

    The Peabody will serve North Carolina-themed cupcakes, cookies and cocktails and is angling for head coach Roy Williams to reprise his 2009 appearance as honorary duckmaster.

  • Community College Scrambles to Fund Sports Complex

    by Rick Brand March 2017

    Suffolk County Community College officials are scrambling for funding after bids for a new $16.75 million expo-sports-health complex on the eastern campus came in $4 million over budget.

  • UGA Donors Want Big Picture for Athletic Facility Plans

    by Seth Emerson March 2017

    Over the past month, athletic board member Jon Stinchcomb has voted for a project that will cost the University of Georgia and donors $63 million.