Big Ten Membership Has Its Privileges for Rutgers
by Marc Narducci; Inquirer Staff Writer August 2014
The expectations from the outside are low as Rutgers begins its first season as a Big Ten football team, but the future financial projections are much better.
For 21 Colleges, Alcohol Sales Drive Concessions Revenue
by Eric Olson, The Associated Press August 2014
A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free. North Texas, SMU and Troy University will begin beer sales to the general public this season.
Multimedia Marketing Transforms High School Athletics
by Dennis Van Milligen August 2014
To say the business of high school sports marketing has evolved during Jack Roberts' tenure would be an understatement. Roberts, executive director of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, just completed his 28th year in that position. He fondly remembers when he started, a time before fax machines and a time when lengthy face-to-face meetings were all part of doing business.
Why the National Football League Wants a New Stadium
by Jerry Zremski; News Washington Bureau Chief August 2014
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's call for a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills has left many fans asking the question: What's wrong with the Ralph?
Columnist: Has College Football Lost the Millennials?
by Dan Wolken, USA TODAY Sports August 2014
From all obvious angles, college football looks healthier than ever. But lurking behind the boom that has seen college football grow into America's second-favorite sport is a trend that could very well be a warning 10, 15 or 20 years down the line.
In Philly, Little League Standout Mo'ne Means Money
by Scott Soshnick Bloomberg News August 2014
Taney Youth Baseball Association merchandise is so hot that after Sunday night's come-from-behind win over Pearland, Texas, that the team has had to stop taking online orders.
Nike's LED Basketball Court a Sight to Behold
by Michael Gaio August 2014
Nike is known for designing futuristic shoes, clothes and now, basketball courts.
TCF Neighbors Welcome Vikings Invasion, Cash Infusion
by Rochelle Olson, Staff Writer, Star Tribune August 2014
With the Minnesota Vikings' move to TCF Bank Stadium, the ever-bustling University of Minnesota area will be even louder and livelier this fall and winter.
Opinion: Scratch-and-Sniff Tickets Smell of Desperation
by Naples Daily News (Florida) August 2014
Perhaps someone at Oregon has been spending too much time staring into those glossy yellow and green football helmets the Ducks have a penchant of wearing. How else can you explain the fact that the school announced last week that it was unveiling new scratch-and-sniff tickets for season-ticket holders? Scratch away and you’ll be treated to the delicious smell of Carl’s Jr. hamburgers. I suppose it could be worse.
Member Discounts Mulled as Part of County's Y Takeover
by Mark Niesse; Staff August 2014
DeKalb County and the YMCA are working on a compromise that could appease residents opposed to the county's plan to purchase the facility for $5 million. Under the proposal, the South DeKalb YMCA would waive enrollment fees and give a 25 percent monthly discount to all DeKalb residents who want to join, said Commissioner Larry Johnson during Tuesday's commission meeting.