• Opinion: Stadium May Keep Bills, Won't Net Super Bowl

    by The Buffalo News (New York) June 2014

    Look and listen hard enough and you can hear a different rumor every day about the Bills' ownership situation and their stadium dilemma. This is all about saving the franchise. Frankly, the more you hear, the better you feel. There are too many financial and political agendas going on that point to the Bills staying in Western New York, and few tangible signs they're going anywhere else at this point.

  • Video: Anti-'Redksins' Ad Airs During NBA Finals

    by Michael Gaio June 2014

    The debate over the Washington Redskins' nickname isn't going away, not even during the climax of the basketball season. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, a tribe based in California, paid for an anti-"Redskins" commercial that aired to a national audience during Game 3 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night. See an extended version of the commercial below.

  • Meet the Man Behind 3-D Playing Surface Projection

    by Michael Gaio June 2014

    Hardwood ripples. Free-throw lanes rise. Game footage rolls and championship banners unfurl in an unexpected space — the playing surface. Welcome to the next generation of in-arena entertainment. Through the use of high-powered projectors, Scott Williams and his team at Quince Imaging can turn almost any surface into a high-definition, 3-D video display. With the Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers among Quince Imaging’s clients, AB eMedia editor Michael Gaio caught up with Williams to learn more about the technology that gives "state of the art" new meaning.

  • Minor League Club's 'Star Wars Night' a Perennial Sellout

    by Amy Moritz; News Sports Reporter June 2014

    Little girls had their hair pulled back into a pair of buns, in the style of Princess Leia, while little boys wore brown robes in the style of the Jedi fighter. You could even buy cotton candy from a Darth Vader vendor roaming the stands. It was the seventh annual Star Wars Night at Coca-Cola Field, an event which has grown into a sellout game for the Buffalo Bisons every year.

  • Photo: Purdue to Put Fan Photos on Football Helmets

    by Michael Gaio June 2014

    Trying to market a college football team coming off a 1-11 season can be a difficult challenge. But sometimes tough times can inspire the most creative solutions. Take this latest idea from the Purdue Boilermakers for example: The football team is running a promotion that will give fans the opportunity to have their mug plastered on the team's football helmet.

  • Sports Science Credited for Fast-Paced Eagles Camp

    by Rich Hofmann; Daily News Columnist June 2014

    The general feeling, after watching a couple of days of the Eagles' offense at the OTAs, is that the tempo might be even faster than it was last season. Watching them practice, it seems to run the fastest with Nick Foles at quarterback, and then with Matt Barkley, and then with Mark Sanchez - which only makes sense.

  • Sterling Surrenders Fight to Keep Clippers, Drops Suit

    by Brent Schrotenboer, @Schrotenboer, USA TODAY Sports June 2014

    Donald Sterling has called off the fight. He will not challenge the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, his attorney confirmed Wednesday to USA TODAY Sports. He also will drop the lawsuit he filed against the NBA on Friday.

  • Maloof: Good Sports Fanchises are Good Investments

    by MARK SMITH Of the Journal June 2014

    Donald Sterling paid the price. He is, after all, the most hated man in America according to a recent poll by E-Score®, a leading consumer research service that provides information to media and entertainment companies. Now, however, Sterling can name his price.

  • Use of Satellite Camps as Recruiting Tool on the Rise

    by Dick Harmon Deseret News June 2014

    What of these satellite college football camps? It's a strategic recruiting move by Notre Dame and Penn State that's stuck in the craw of SEC schools. It's also a novel idea that schools like BYU hope to take advantage of through brand exposure and personal evaluation of players without having them on campus. At the SEC's spring meetings, the topic of satellite camps popped up because the big daddy league prohibits member schools like Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee from participating in camps more than 50 miles from their campuses.

  • Columnist: Outside Influences Remain a Concern in Sports

    by Deron Snyder, THE WASHINGTON TIMES June 2014

    The term "suspension of disbelief" usually refers to works of fiction. We're expected to shelve any concerns about the plausibility of novels, movies and plays, in order to engage with the art form and enjoy the experience.