• Breaking Down the Math of Event Race Fees

    by Bill Cullins March 2015

    The entry fee cost for cycling, running and multisport events is becoming a hotly debated topic with many people feeling that the cost of entering events is getting too expensive.

  • Opinion: Youth Soccer Complex a Good $15M Gamble

    by Henderson column March 2015

    There are lots of things Hillsborough County leaders could do with $15 million besides building a youth soccer complex.

  • Investment in Teams Doesn't Always Buy NCAA Victories

    by Jay Tokasz, News Staff Reporter March 2015

    But by and large, colleges and universities don't see more wins or more revenue by increasing their spending on sports...

  • Paying Fans Can Watch Favre Induction on Video Boards

    by Tyler Dunne, Staff, Packer Plus March 2015

    Fans will have the opportunity to be a part of Brett Favre's induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, after all, as the hall announced they can purchase tickets to view the July 18 event from inside the Lambeau Field bowl.

  • Specialty Concessions Take Shape at Spring Training

    by THOMAS BECNEL March 2015

    Ballparks still sell lots of popcorn and hot dogs, burgers and beer, but today there are worlds beyond these stadium staples: Vendors sell everything from Philly cheese steaks and Cuban sandwiches to tuna rolls and fish tacos.

  • Country Club Approach Pays Big for Life Time Fitness

    by KAVITA KUMAR; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) March 2015

    Twenty years ago, Bahram Akradi decided that working out should be more like going to a country club than to a dingy, sweat-soaked gym.

  • Marketing Madness: NBA Touts Players' College Roots

    by Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY March 2015

    The NBA, which might seem to be a direct competitor for the eyeballs and backsides of sports fans this time of year, for this first time will run ads this month that actually embrace the NCAA's annual basketball tournament and championship series.

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaway? Bobble Boobs

    by Tommy Braswell; March 2015

    "We've not done our due diligence for the fight against breast cancer and we're trying to step it up," said RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols.

  • Stagnant Hoops Attendance Has Colleges Concerned

    by March 2015

    It’s a national epidemic: the popularity of college basketball as a whole is down, indicated by the decreasing number of people showing up for games.

  • Annual 'First Four' Shines Spotlight on Dayton Region

    by Cornelius Frolik March 2015

    Today, the NCAA will announce which eight Division I teams are headed to the University of Dayton Arena for the First Four play-in games. Fans come for the basketball, but their dollars stay in cash registers all across the community.