High School Keeps Arab Moniker; Mascot to Get Makeover
by Gabriel Rizk September 2014
Coachella Valley High's longtime Arab mascot was conspicuously absent from Friday's home football season opener, and while the caricature of his scowling, hook-nosed visage is still prominently visible on walls, floors and signage on the region's oldest public high school campus, the sideline scrubbing is likely just the first step in an image makeover for the character.
Sporting Goods Store Secures $1M Turf Field Naming Deal
by The Associated Press September 2014
A Fargo-based sporting goods company has pledged a million dollars to Minnesota State University-Moorhead in exchange for the naming rights of its football field.
NFL's Moving Goalpost: Enhance the Stadium Experience
by Bozeman Daily Chronicle September 2014
Fans in stadiums will have access to video replays that viewers at home don't get. They will get Wi-Fi, allowing them to track other games, their fantasy teams and to send selfies.
Purdue Offering Free Football Tickets to Students
by Michael Gaio August 2014
It’s practically an epidemic for colleges and universities around the country: How can we get students to attend football games?
Regional Tourism Education Program Gets $50K Boost
by Nick Sambides Jr. BDN Staff August 2014
The Quimby Family Foundation, one of the backers of a proposed national park, gave a $50,000 grant to Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor to help develop the two-year program at the Katahdin Region Higher Education Center off Route 11 in East Millinocket.
Big Ten Membership Has Its Privileges for Rutgers
by Marc Narducci; Inquirer Staff Writer August 2014
The expectations from the outside are low as Rutgers begins its first season as a Big Ten football team, but the future financial projections are much better.
For 21 Colleges, Alcohol Sales Drive Concessions Revenue
by Eric Olson, The Associated Press August 2014
A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free. North Texas, SMU and Troy University will begin beer sales to the general public this season.
Multimedia Marketing Transforms High School Athletics
by Dennis Van Milligen August 2014
To say the business of high school sports marketing has evolved during Jack Roberts' tenure would be an understatement. Roberts, executive director of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, just completed his 28th year in that position. He fondly remembers when he started, a time before fax machines and a time when lengthy face-to-face meetings were all part of doing business.
Why the National Football League Wants a New Stadium
by Jerry Zremski; News Washington Bureau Chief August 2014
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's call for a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills has left many fans asking the question: What's wrong with the Ralph?
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.