• Illini to Play Northwestern at Soldier Field Three Times

    by Daily Herald Report February 2015

    Citing a strong alumni base and a greater return at the gate, Illinois athletic officials have signed a three-game contract to play more football games at Soldier Field.

  • Chips and NHL Pucks? Vegas 'Starving' for Pro Franchise

    by Associated Press February 2015

    Prospective owner Bill Foley and his company, Hockey Vision Las Vegas LLC, kicked off the VegasWantsHockey season-ticket drive on Tuesday.

  • Global Spectrum Scores Another Maine Arena Deal

    by Darren Fishell BDN Staff February 2015

    The trustees for Portland's Cross Insurance Arena -- the new name for the Cumberland County Civic Center -- have approved hiring as a manager the same firm that runs Bangor's Cross Insurance Center.

  • Pac-12 Basketball Attendance Continues to Plummet

    by Ryan Kartje, The Orange County Register February 2015

    This is not an ideal time for a Pac-12 basketball game. That's abundantly clear by 11:30 a.m., as Utah and USC are set to tip off, and the 10,258-seat Galen Center is overtaken by a tidal wave of maroon, dotted with flecks of cardinal and gold. The maroon is an unwelcome sight - it comes from the upholstery on the backs of empty seats.

  • Atlanta Falcons' PSLs Proving to Be Tough Sell

    by Tim Tucker; Staff February 2015

    Four weeks into a controversial two-year effort to sell personal seat licenses for their new stadium, the Falcons have closed deals with some season-ticket holders, have had the door slammed shut by some, and have been put on hold by others until more prices are set.

  • World Cup of Hockey Returning in 2016

    by MICHAEL RUSSO, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) February 2015

    Ryan Suter still remembers his uncle, Gary Suter, donning the red, white and blue in the inaugural World Cup of Hockey in 1996.

  • Tampa Mayor Hopeful Rays Stadium Deal Will Come

    by STEVEN GIRARDI Tribune staff February 2015

    Mayor Rick Kriseman resumed negotiations with the team after the council rejected a deal in December that would have let the team leave Tropicana Field before its lease expires in 2027.

  • IOC President: USA Not a Shoo-In for 2024

    by Nancy Armour, USA TODAY Sports February 2015

    The USA hasn't hosted an Olympics, Summer or Winter, since 2002. But nothing is guaranteed in sports, and the Olympics are no different.

  • Sports Coalition Formed to Advance $30M Complex

    by Ryan Poe 901-268-5074 February 2015

    Fairgrounds redevelopment point man Robert Lipscomb told Memphis City Council members Tuesday that his plan for the site is backed by a coalition of local youth sports organizations.

  • Despite Title, Ohio State Lowers Football Prices Slightly

    by Bill Rabinowitz, The Columbus Dispatch February 2015

    This will be the third season of variable pricing for Ohio State games. In 2013, Ohio State's board of trustees approved a plan that allowed for premium pricing for up to two games per season.