• Ex-Lady Vol Swimmer Outspoken About Brand Change

    by Ben Frederickson, May 2015

    Erin Gaeckle figured she should keep her opinion to herself since she was on scholarship. So, the Tennessee swimmer bit her lip when UT announced in November its plan to eliminate the Lady Vols name and logo for all sports but women’s basketball.

  • Bottom Line: WVU's Move to Big 12 Paying Dividends

    by Dave Hickman May 2015

    Forget for a moment that all of West Virginia's traditional rivals have escaped to greener pastures. There's no going back even if the powers that be were wont to do so. Pitt and Penn State fled long ago. Ditto Syracuse and Rutgers and everyone else. They took the money and ran.

  • U. of North Dakota Narrows Nickname Options to 64

    by Anna Burleson Forum News Service May 2015

    An 11-person committee went through all of the 1,172 individual nickname ideas on a list of viable suggestions compiled by consulting firm PadillaCRT and moved 26 forward on Monday.

  • No Evidence Nike Influenced Tennessee Logo Change

    by Ben Frederickson, May 2015

    A 15-page document from Nike that was distributed among University of Tennessee officials last March details how the company and athletic department worked together as UT prepares to switch apparel providers.

  • Durham's ACC Baseball Tourney Impact Could Top $16M

    by Alex Dixon May 2015

    The city will host the tournament at Durham Bulls Athletic Park through 2018, on a weekend that is typically stagnant.

  • Soccer Tournament to Have 540 Teams, $9M Impact

    by Steven Matthews May 2015

    The annual Warrior Soccer Classic set for next weekend is projected to have a $9 million economic impact on the area and attract more than 30,000 people, according to tournament and county officials.

  • County Pride, $2M Impact in Hosting FHSAA Baseball

    by Adam Fisher, May 2015

    In 2012, the Florida High School Athletic Association picked a bid from the Lee County Sports Authority to host the baseball finals for three years at JetBlue Park, spring training home of the Boston Red Sox.

  • Virginia Tech Turns Over Courtside Seating to Donors

    by Mark Berman 981-3125 May 2015

    This move takes away the courtside seats of media members, who had been at press tables across from the team benches. The change also displaces wheelchair-bound fans, who had been on the baseline. Tech plans to place 14 new tables courtside and along the baseline, with four seats per table.

  • All Tucson Bowl Game Needs Is Sponsor, Stadium

    by Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star May 2015

    Tucson has been granted approval to host a bowl game. But it won't necessarily kick off this year, if at all.

  • Fan Plans 'ReOpening Day' for Displaced Orioles

    by Peter Schmuck | The Baltimore Sun May 2015

    Baltimore sports fans know their history, so when the Orioles were forced to play a game in an empty stadium, then were required to move last weekend's series with the Tampa Bay Rays to Florida because of civil unrest in the city, Sam Angell got an idea. He remembered Fantastic Fans Night, a legendary Memorial Stadium moment that put the passion and loyalty of O's fans on display.