• St. Petersburg Council Says No to Rays Relocation Deal

    by CHRISTOPHER O'DONNELL Tribune staff December 2014

    The future of the Tampa Bay Rays in the Bay area seems more uncertain than ever after the St. Petersburg City Council on Thursday rejected a deal to let the team explore sites for a new stadium in the region.

  • U. Miami Apparel Contract Up for Grabs

    by Matt Porter Palm Beach Post Staff Writer December 2014

    UM has not renewed its apparel contract with Nike, and competitors Adidas and Under Armour have submitted formidable bids to replace Nike as the official supplier to Hurricanes athletics.

  • Second Pro Team Coming to Clearwater for Spring Training?

    by Mark Schantz; Gazette correspondent December 2014

    Representatives of the Philadelphia Union, a major league soccer team, wants to hold its spring training practice and games at the city's Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex.

  • Four Finalists in USOC's Bid for 2024 Games

    by Erik Brady, @ByErikBrady, USA TODAY Sports December 2014

    The U.S. Olympic Committee said Tuesday that it would bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics from among four finalists that made hour-long presentations at a USOC board meeting in Redwood City, Calif.

  • New Home Team for Rink Could Give Economy $1M Assist

    by SCOTT THISTLE, State Politics Editor December 2014

    A long-term contract with a hockey team that wants to call Lewiston-Auburn home is great news for the Twin Cities business community, local business leaders said Monday

  • UMaine Sees Value in Hockey Game at Off-Campus Arena

    by Larry Mahoney BDN Staff December 2014

    The popularity of the University of Maine men's hockey team was in evidence with another big crowd at the Cross Insurance Arena Saturday night.

  • Citadel's Confederate Flag Jeopardizes Bowl Game Funds

    by December 2014

    Charleston County Council split on the issue of whether to approve funding for the Medal of Honor Bowl after comments from a councilman who pointed out that The Citadel has a Confederate flag at Summerall Chapel.

  • BGSU Replaces UAB in Season Opener for Tennessee

    by Dustin Dopirak December 2014

    The two teams started talking about a deal before UAB made the formal announcement on Dec. 2 that it was playing its last football season.

  • Opinion: College Playoffs Should Include 12 Teams

    by Chicago Daily Herald December 2014

    Controversy was certain to accompany any new system that decides a national champion, as it frequently did during the decades of polls, split polls and the BCS.

  • Some Pan 'Pit' Naming Deal, Others Willing to Stomach It


    A Journal flash poll conducted late last week found that 48 percent of the Albuquerque-area adults surveyed think the deal is a "clear miss" for UNM.