• AD: 'High Percentage' Agreed with 'Lady Vols' Change

    by Staff and wire reports March 2015

    Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart says he has no regrets about the way he has handled the phasing out of the Lady Vols nickname for all women’s sports other than basketball, though he acknowledged the move didn’t have unanimous approval.

  • Georgia State's NCAA Run Means Pay Hikes for Coaches

    by Doug Roberson, Staff March 2015

    Georgia State Athletic Director Charlie Cobb intends to meet this week with basketball coach Ron Hunter about not only a pay raise but also to discuss what the university can do to continue the team's progression as a destination mid-major program.

  • Restriction of 'Lady Vols' Recommended by Nike Audit

    by Dustin Dopirak March 2015

    In an evaluation of the University of Tennessee brand last April, Nike said it believed “The continued use of Lady Volunteers further segments an athletic institution that is striving to be united as ‘One Tennessee.’ ”

  • Breaking Down the Math of Event Race Fees

    by Bill Cullins March 2015

    The entry fee cost for cycling, running and multisport events is becoming a hotly debated topic with many people feeling that the cost of entering events is getting too expensive.

  • Opinion: Youth Soccer Complex a Good $15M Gamble

    by Henderson column March 2015

    There are lots of things Hillsborough County leaders could do with $15 million besides building a youth soccer complex.

  • Investment in Teams Doesn't Always Buy NCAA Victories

    by Jay Tokasz, News Staff Reporter March 2015

    But by and large, colleges and universities don't see more wins or more revenue by increasing their spending on sports...

  • Paying Fans Can Watch Favre Induction on Video Boards

    by Tyler Dunne, Staff, Packer Plus March 2015

    Fans will have the opportunity to be a part of Brett Favre's induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, after all, as the hall announced they can purchase tickets to view the July 18 event from inside the Lambeau Field bowl.

  • Specialty Concessions Take Shape at Spring Training

    by THOMAS BECNEL March 2015

    Ballparks still sell lots of popcorn and hot dogs, burgers and beer, but today there are worlds beyond these stadium staples: Vendors sell everything from Philly cheese steaks and Cuban sandwiches to tuna rolls and fish tacos.

  • Country Club Approach Pays Big for Life Time Fitness

    by KAVITA KUMAR; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) March 2015

    Twenty years ago, Bahram Akradi decided that working out should be more like going to a country club than to a dingy, sweat-soaked gym.

  • Marketing Madness: NBA Touts Players' College Roots

    by Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY March 2015

    The NBA, which might seem to be a direct competitor for the eyeballs and backsides of sports fans this time of year, for this first time will run ads this month that actually embrace the NCAA's annual basketball tournament and championship series.