• Anheuser-Busch, Other Sponsors, Condemn NFL Inaction

    by Nancy Armour September 2014

    Now the NFL has real trouble on its hands. Fed up with the league's woeful inconsistencies on domestic violence and its belligerent insistence on protecting misbehaving players, Anheuser-Busch took the NFL to task Tuesday. No, it didn't say it was pulling its $1.2 billion, six-year contract -- yet. But it doesn't take a marketing genius to see what's down the road if the NFL doesn't get its act together -- and fast.

  • Dayton's Elite Eight Run Brings Season-Ticket Sales Spike

    by David Jablonski September 2014

    New season-ticket holders bought their tickets without knowing the schedule or where their seats would be located.

  • Amid Crises, NFL Intent on Growing Female Fan Base

    by Brent Schrotenboer, @Schrotenboer, USA TODAY Sports September 2014

    Women are a huge part of the league's goal to grow revenues, from about $10 billion now to $25 billion by 2027.

  • Va. Beach Business Leaders Endorse 18,000-Seat Arena

    by Super User September 2014

    Rather than footing the bill to the city, developer United States Management has skin in the game, making a $200 million bet with its own money.

  • State OKs Colorado Springs' Regional Tourism Project

    by MEGAN SCHRADER September 2014

    The project includes construction of a downtown Olympic museum and adjacent sports and events arena, a sports medicine clinic at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a visitor's center at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

  • High School Keeps Arab Moniker; Mascot to Get Makeover

    by Gabriel Rizk September 2014

    Coachella Valley High's longtime Arab mascot was conspicuously absent from Friday's home football season opener, and while the caricature of his scowling, hook-nosed visage is still prominently visible on walls, floors and signage on the region's oldest public high school campus, the sideline scrubbing is likely just the first step in an image makeover for the character.

  • Sporting Goods Store Secures $1M Turf Field Naming Deal

    by The Associated Press September 2014

    A Fargo-based sporting goods company has pledged a million dollars to Minnesota State University-Moorhead in exchange for the naming rights of its football field.

  • NFL's Moving Goalpost: Enhance the Stadium Experience

    by Bozeman Daily Chronicle September 2014

    Fans in stadiums will have access to video replays that viewers at home don't get. They will get Wi-Fi, allowing them to track other games, their fantasy teams and to send selfies.

  • Purdue Offering Free Football Tickets to Students

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    It’s practically an epidemic for colleges and universities around the country: How can we get students to attend football games?

  • Regional Tourism Education Program Gets $50K Boost

    by Nick Sambides Jr. BDN Staff August 2014

    The Quimby Family Foundation, one of the backers of a proposed national park, gave a $50,000 grant to Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor to help develop the two-year program at the Katahdin Region Higher Education Center off Route 11 in East Millinocket.