• Opinion: College Playoffs Should Include 12 Teams

    by Chicago Daily Herald December 2014

    Controversy was certain to accompany any new system that decides a national champion, as it frequently did during the decades of polls, split polls and the BCS.

  • Some Pan 'Pit' Naming Deal, Others Willing to Stomach It


    A Journal flash poll conducted late last week found that 48 percent of the Albuquerque-area adults surveyed think the deal is a "clear miss" for UNM.

  • Camping Ban Leads to More Scalpers at Red Sox Facility

    by J. Scott Butherus and Cameron Kaiser December 2014

    Shortly after midnight on Friday, Carl sat on a bench next to a monument to Carlton Fisk outside of JetBlue Park. He held a can of Bud Light in one hand and a 305 cigarette in the other as he basked in the halogen glow coming from the adjacent stadium lights.

  • Lawmakers, Small-Market Fans Target NFL Blackout Rule

    by Jerry Zremski News Washington Bureau Chief December 2014

    A key senator and the Sports Fans Coalition on Thursday cited Buffalo as proof that the National Football League should abandon its practice of blacking out local television broadcasts of games that are not sold out.

  • Falcons Stadium May Land 10-Year SEC Title Game Deal

    by Tim Tucker; Staff December 2014

    An outline of the proposed deal, which has not been completed, calls for the game to move into the $1.4 billion retractable-roof stadium in 2017 and to be played there annually through 2026, securing one of Atlanta's signature sports events.

  • Penn State Mistakenly Sends Invite to Sandusky Home

    by TOM MAHON; Daily News Staff Writer December 2014

    Someone forgot to make sure convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky was taken off the list of fans who receive letters from head football coach James Franklin asking for support.

  • Target Field Could See Retail Space Replaced by Bar

    by ROCHELLE OLSON; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) December 2014

    The Twins want to pump $2.5 million into Target Field to create a new "destination bar" and an expanded event space before the April 13 Opening Day for the 2015 season.

  • Pizza Startup Serves UNM $5M for Pit Naming Rights


    There is no question the Pit is an iconic slice of history for thousands of sports fans in and around Albuquerque.

  • FGCU Looks for Major ROI in Men's Basketball Program

    by Joseph Cranney 239-435-3414 December 2014

    For years, FGCU has been in the process of transforming its athletic department into one that can afford to avoid mishaps like the busted scoreboard. There are now plans to add a $500,000 video board to Alico Arena next season.

  • Small College Casts Wide Recruiting Net with Success

    by KEVIN THOMAS Staff Writer December 2014

    When Katherine Ferland began looking for a college, she had offers to stay near her home in Montreal, with fellow French- speaking students. But then came the lure of Fort Kent, Maine.