• Many Oppose UND's Decision to Pick a New Nickname

    by Anna Burleson, Forum News Service May 2015

    Fighting Sioux gear continues to be prominently worn and displayed at UND games, on vehicles and in yards throughout Grand Forks. The national anthem also always ends with an enthusiastic "home of the Sioux!" from the crowd at sporting events.

  • College of Charleston to Sell Beer at Baseball Games

    by April 2015

    The College of Charleston will sell beer at baseball games at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant beginning May 8, becoming the first public state university to sell alcohol to the general public at athletic events.

  • Opinion: Fans Lost When Orioles Didn't Relocate Games

    by Deron Snyder, THE WASHINGTON TIMES April 2015

    The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox played in an empty stadium Wednesday for no good reason. A Major League Baseball game with no spectators was unprecedented.

  • What the First-Ever Empty-Seats MLB Game Was Like

    by Mike Sielski; Inquirer Columnist April 2015

    Everything was so clear and sharp: the crack of the bat, the thwock of the ball into the catcher's mitt, the clip-clop of cleats against a dugout's concrete steps and floor.

  • A Modern Approach to Traditional Sponsorship Agreements

    by Scott R. Branam April 2015

    The sports industry continues to grow exponentially in the United States, and with that growth comes an increased interest for local and national businesses and organizations to affiliate with sports teams through sponsorship relationships. As this trend continues, the nature of the relationship between a sports property and a business will continue to evolve. For years, businesses were satisfied with simply having their name associated with a sports property, but today, businesses are demanding more return on the sponsorship relationship. They want to know how the sponsorship relationship will benefit their brand.

  • Braves, Omni Partner to Build Luxury Hotel Near Stadium

    by Tim Tucker; Staff April 2015

    The Atlanta Braves got into the hotel business Tuesday, announcing a 50-50 partnership with Omni Hotels & Resorts on a luxury hotel to be built overlooking the team's new stadium in Cobb County.

  • Opinion: UND Logo Process May Be Smoke and Mirrors

    by Thomas Fairbairn April 2015

    As regards the University of North Dakota's nickname/logo, the university had touted from the outset that the process for selecting (or not selecting) a new name and logo would be open and transparent.

  • Stadium Reno, Engagement Top Priorities for Air Force AD

    by Brent Briggeman, By BRENT BRIGGEMAN - April 2015

    Jim Knowlton's fact-finding mission as the new Air Force athletic director has taken him to Texas, to the offices of Colorado Springs leaders and even to the bathrooms at Falcon Stadium.

  • Fewer Seats Could Cost Stadium Future Track Meet Bids

    by Abilene Reporter-News (Texas) April 2015

    Abilene Christian has a two-year commitment with the University Interscholastic league to host a Region I track meet, and then it’s up to the school whether or not it will get future meets.

  • Ohio State Spring Game Draws National Record 99K

    by Maria DeVito, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH April 2015

    Gigi Gibbons made her first trip to Ohio State University yesterday. But while most people were excited to see the Buckeyes take to the football field for the first time since becoming national champions, Gibbons was looking forward to something else.