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.
Key Factors to Breaking into the Sports Tourism Business
by Dev Pathik August 2014
The rapid rise in sports tourism has many sports marketing professionals and destination marketing organizations feeling like spectators on the sidelines. Most feel understaffed or ill-equipped to take full advantage of the economic impact opportunities offered by tournaments and events.
USC to Offer 'Toes-on-the-Turf' Premium Seating
by Michael Gaio August 2014
The latest trend coming to football stadiums is "toes-on-the-turf" experiences. Aside from strapping on a helmet and making a tackle, seating arrangements that allow fans to watch the game while standing on the playing surface are bringing them as close to the action as possible.
Mayor Wants to End Tax on Tickets to Sporting Events
by Gerald Witt, Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) August 2014
Knox County may be asked give up a tax that brings more than $200,000 a year to its coffers.
UNM Women's Basketball Cuts Prices to Lure Fans
by KEN SICKENGER JOURNAL August 2014
UNM is cutting season-ticket prices, eliminating parking fees in most lots and increasing fan access to players. These and other changes in game-day structure are intended to improve the fan experience and boost home attendance for women's basketball, which has steadily declined in recent years.