• Northern Illinois Coaches Hit Road for 'Summer Circuit'

    by Submitted by Paul Palian June 2014

    Northern Illinois University Athletics is loading up its bus with prizes and is hitting the road in June to see Huskie alumni and fans.

  • New Bucks Owners Eager to Break Ground on New Arena

    by DON WALKER, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) June 2014

    Marc Lasry, co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, said Friday that he and partner Wesley Edens hope to break ground on a new arena sometime next summer. Lasry, appearing on WSSP-AM (1250), said, "We'd like to have a shovel in the ground sometime between June and September of next year."

  • Arizona Schools Benefit from College Sports Boom Times

    by Greg Hansen, Greg Hansen Arizona Daily Star June 2014

    In 2014, the M in May also stood for Money in Pac-12 sports. According to the San Jose Mercury News, the league's tax returns for the 2013 fiscal year reported revenues of $329 million, which almost doubled the previous year's $175 million.

  • Massive, 1,200-Acre Sports Complex Opens This Month

    by J. Scott Trubey; Staff June 2014

    Neal Freeman stepped out onto freshly laid synthetic turf where some of the top youth baseball players in the country will soon try to catch the eyes of college and pro scouts. Instead of a batting helmet, Freeman had on a hard hat. But he was as excited as a player or coach on opening day. He pointed to the rolling Bartow County hills near Lake Allatoona as a majestic backdrop for day games spring to fall.

  • Five Questions (and Answers) About $2B Clippers Sale

    by Brian Martin June 2014

    Questions and answers regarding the pending $2 billion sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Q Can Donald Sterling mess this up? A Yes, as evidenced by his attorney's statement Friday that Sterling plans to sue the NBA for $1 billion. Worth noting is Sterling waited for the bids to come in and Steve Ballmer's $2 billion winning bid before putting a price tag on the lawsuit. Forget that he could reap a nearly 15,900 percent return on his $12.5 million investment in 1981. Sterling loves litigation and is known for never selling anything.

  • Levy's Latest Concessions Ingredient: Big Data

    by DANNY ECKER; May 2014

    Deluxe sports food is not the competitive edge it used to be for Levy Restaurants. Fare like the black bean veggie burger at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and the low-country shrimp and grits at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta helped Levy build a portfolio of clients that stands at 45 of all 113 major U.S. sports venues, more than any other food-service company.

  • Philadelphia Decides Not to Pursue 2024 Olympic Bid

    by Claudia Vargas; Inquirer Staff Writer May 2014

    Citing concerns about cost and the logistics of hosting other large events here in the near future, Mayor Nutter said the timing was just not right.

  • Editorial: Kudos to Sports Commission for Tourism Efforts

    by Super User May 2014

    The Greater Columbus Sports Commission has earned the city's thanks for working hard over the past dozen years to show off this city to sporting officials and persuading them to choose Columbus for big events.

  • Buffalo's Unopened HarborCenter Lands Two Tournaments

    by John Vogl; NEWS SPORTS REPORTER May 2014

    HarborCenter, designed to be a magnet for hockey tournaments and tourists, is already doing its job despite being months away from completion.

  • Experts Scouting Locations for Future Bills Stadium

    by Robert J. McCarthy and Tom Precious; News Staff Reporters May 2014

    Will the Bills end up returning to their traditional home in Orchard Park? Or maybe some new site in the City of Buffalo? Or will a dark horse candidate like Niagara Falls suddenly emerge? Or even Batavia?