Taxes to Cover $8.5M Staging of 2020 Final Four Atlanta
by Tim Tucker; Staff November 2014
Atlanta's bid that secured college basketball's Final Four for the new Falcons stadium in 2020 calls for local organizers to spend up to $8.5 million in taxpayer money to stage the event, according to bid documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal- Constitution.
Universities Drop 'Lady,' Unify Athletes, Polarize Alums
by Andrew Brandt November 2014
Last Monday, the University of Tennessee decided to drop the term "Lady" from all of its women's athletic programs, besides basketball.
Climbing, Drinking Come Together Under One Roof
by Stephen Hobbs, The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) November 2014
A pub in the same space as an indoor climbing gym may not seem like a symbiotic relationship. But the majority owners of CityROCK at 21 N. Nevada Ave. believe the two can co-exist, and are looking to create an atmosphere that combines indoor climbing with craft beers and wine. They're also working with an organization that believes in both.
Injured Georgia Football Star Gurley Insured for $10M
by Chip Towers; Staff November 2014
What happened to Todd Gurley on Saturday night at Sanford Stadium was certainly sad for the star running back and disappointing for the Bulldog Nation.
NCAA First Four Stays in Dayton; Impact Pegged at $4.6M
by David Jablonski November 2014
Dayton already had secured the opening games of the NCAA men's basketball tournament through 2015 at UD Arena but bid for three more years last summer.
Raiders Owner Davis: Los Angeles Is a Great Option
by Vincent Bonsignore November 2014
Los Angeles has been without the NFL since 1995. But there is growing indication the league is finally ready to return to the City of Angels.
Columnist: Philadelphia Marathon Should Be Sold Out
by By Jen A. Miller; For The Inquirer November 2014
Registration was closed on Nov. 1 so that race officials would "have an accurate count when ordering runner food, water, and other supplies," Lauren Cox, race spokesperson, wrote in an email.
Opinion: One 'Lady Vols' Team Is One Too Many
by Christine Brennan, email@example.com, USA TODAY Sports November 2014
Just as Tennessee was entering the 21st century, university officials did the unthinkable: They left the women's basketball team behind.
Branding Consultant Helped Steer New UT Image
by Mike Strange firstname.lastname@example.org Mike Strange covers UT athletics. Follow him at twitter.com/Strangemike44 November 2014
While reaction from former Lady Vol athletes and a large segment of the fan base of UT's women's teams has been negative, internal response has been accepting.
Florida's First HS Bowl Games Preparing to Kick Off
by Jim Halley, @jimhalley, USA TODAY Sports November 2014
College teams have played postseason football since 1902, but this season, for the first time, six high school state champions will go to bowl games.