• Opinion: Wrigley Has No Business Hosting Baseball

    by Rick Morrissey April 2015

    It's not just the Wrigley Field bathrooms that are a problem for Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts. It's the entire look and functionality of a bombed-out ballpark that has no business hosting baseball games this season. Where does one go to get a Wrigley-ectomy?

  • Nats' Decade-Long Pursuit of All-Star Game Pays Off

    by Todd Dybas, THE WASHINGTON TIMES April 2015

    The 89th All-Star Game will arrive in Washington following persistent requests from Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner.

  • Sports Tourism Drawing Record Numbers in Florida

    by Laura Layden, Naples Daily News (Florida) April 2015

    Last year, sports tourism drew more than 56,000 visitors to Florida's Collier County - and more than 158,000 to Lee County, not including spring training for the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins.

  • Opinion: UT Must Reverse Lady Vols Name Change

    by Walt Williams April 2015

    Changing brand positioning needs to be based on in-depth consumer research, not on seat-of-the-pants analysis.

  • Optimism Meets Reality When Opening a Health Club

    by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein April 2015

    The adage, "Do what you love and you'll never work another day in your life," likely needs some updating. Maybe something like, "If you choose to start a business based on what you love, then be prepared to work really, really hard every day and know that 80 percent of what you have to do will have nothing to do with what you love. But that last 20 percent might be fun."

  • Columnist: Lady Vol Fans Seeing Mistake of Merger

    by Frank Cagle, Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) April 2015

    Dave Hart has a problem with a lot of the Vol Nation these days. I suppose the University of Tennessee athletic director could safely ignore the protest of Lady Vol fans, but then he had to stand up and admit hiring the men’s basketball coach was a mistake, and, yes, the coach was being fired after one year on the job.

  • BYU Football Clinic Builds Far-Reaching Reputation

    by Dick Harmon, Deseret News April 2015

    "Watching BYU practice was one of the most impressive practices I have ever seen." What did McGuire see exactly? I asked him this past week while visiting family in Texas.

  • Couple Runs Fitness Club as Homey Hangout

    by Kevin D. Thompson, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer March 2015

    Dreams can come true -- or die hard. The latter was never an option for David and Nancy Costen, a can-do married couple who for nearly 20 years dreamed about running their own fitness, health food, yoga and martial arts instruction center.

  • Buffalo Bills On Pace to Top Season-Ticket Sales Record

    by Vic Carucci, News Sports reporter March 2015

    The Buffalo Bills are on pace to break a 23-year-old record for the sale of season tickets.

  • Ohio Prep Basketball Tournament Attendance Dropping

    by Bob Hunter, The Columbus Dispatch March 2015

    There were 9,794 fans in attendance, meaning there were almost as many empty seats in Value City Arena as there were bodies.