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  • Dayton Moving Forward with New Logo Despite Criticism

    by David Jablonski July 2014

    "Horrible, ugly and bush league" were among the descriptions of the Flyers' new logo on social media. Recruits seem to like it. DAYTON - Some Dayton fans arrived early at Korporate Kasuals on Friday, eager to be the first to buy shirts or hats or even golf bags with the new Flyers logo. UD unveiled the logo at 1 p.m. That's also when the doors opened at the store. "I had people jiggling the doorknob at 12:30," said John Kelly, owner of Korporate Kasuals, on Saturday. "I was pleasantly surprised by how many people we had come in. We had a real positive reaction to it."

  • Lower Fees Double Basketball Sign-Ups at State Games

    by Kevin Carmody July 2014

    At this time last year, Kelley Stewart loved her life as a basketball coach, but didn't much like having her team comprised of several members of her Pine Creek girls' basketball team on the road, again.

  • Tech Upgrades Boost Sports Concessions Operations

    by Emily Attwood July 2014

    Improving the fan experience.
    Such has been the motive of nearly every major decision in sports venues as of late — premium seating and club areas, improved Wi-Fi connectivity, increasingly eye-catching LED video displays — it's all about creating an atmosphere that tops the comfort and convenience of watching a game at home in a way that no fan can resist.

  • Six Strategies for Selling Club Memberships

    by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein July 2014

    Let's take it as a given that most consumers assume that the process of buying a health club membership will be sales-intensive. Our entire industry has been painted as having high-pressure, lock-people-in-a-cubicle-until-they-sign methods, and consumers enter most clubs with their guard up, waiting for the hard sell.

  • Secondary Market Blamed for Low Season-Ticket Sales

    by MIKE CASAZZA, DAILY MAIL SPORTSWRITER July 2014

    West Virginia University football season ticket sales are as low as they've been in nine years, but the Mountaineers are working with, as opposed to against, a supposed obstacle to boost future sales.

  • Spooky Nook Sports Complex Plans Hotel, Restaurant

    by Tim Mekeel July 2014

    "This will be something to service (its) tournament participants," said Bob Krimmel, East Hempfield Township manager.

  • West Virigina to Revisit with Fan Experience Committee

    by Mike Casazza July 2014

    West Virginia's foray into the Fan Experience Committee was a success, so much so that the group of Mountaineer faithful will be called back again in August and November to keep the constructive conversations flowing.

  • U.S. Could Host '22 World Cup if Qatar Guilty of Bribery

    by Times Record News July 2014

    The findings from FIFA’s internal investigation regarding how Qatar was awarded the host rights for the 2022 World Cup should be released later this month. New allegations prompted soccer’s governing body to finally take action. With all the evidence that has been reported by news outlets, it’s probable some form of bribery occurred.

  • Introducing Endurance Sports Events to Digital Media

    by Diane Mastrull; Inquirer Columnist July 2014

    As triathletes, one professionally in the past and the other because she's clearly a glutton for torture in her free time, Holden Comeau and Jayme Anne Goldberg have an informed perspective on endurance sports. And not just that they are brutal. The two noticed a costly deficiency: Events managers were not using online video advertising. That meant they were seriously limiting outreach to potential participants and sponsorship revenue, Comeau and Goldberg said.

  • One Campus May Host Eight Conference Tournaments

    by Greg Hardwig ghardwig@naplesnews.com July 2014

    On Friday, the conference officially announced that Florida Gulf Coast University will be home to the volleyball, sand volleyball, baseball and softball tournaments for the 2014-15 season.