• Road to the Final Four by Bus for MSU Band, Cheer Team

    by Paul Steinbach April 2019

    Unlike Colgate, which denied its band a chance to play at the NCAA tournament, Michigan State will send musicians to the Final Four in Minneapolis. But there's no room on the plane for the Spartan band, which along with the MSU cheer squad will travel the 636 miles by bus.

  • Board Approves $4M to Replace Turf

    by Andy Berg April 2019

    New turf won out over a number of other items at a Westport, Conn., Board of Finance meeting.

  • Portland Residents Enraged over Parks and Rec Cuts

    by Andy Berg April 2019

    Suggested cuts to parks and recreation in Northeast Portland had tempers flaring at a city council meeting Tuesday night.

  • Donors Withdraw $1.2M for HS Facilities Project

    by Andy Berg April 2019

    A school district in Wisconsin is learning the hard way that anything can happen in the course of planning and executing a facilities upgrade.

  • Rob Turns to Bankruptcy in Hopes of Saving His Club

    by Rob Bishop April 2019

    It's April 2016. My business partner has left the business and I've taken over as managing partner. That's a fancy term for the guy stuck with all the problems. Over the past few years, the financial position of my company deteriorated to the point we might actually go out of business — something that had previously been unthinkable.

  • Alabama Approves Massive Salaries for Football Staff

    by Andy Berg March 2019

    The University of Alabama Wednesday ensured that head football coach Nick Saban’s assistant coaches are well compensated.

  • U. of New Mexico Seeks $3M for Facility Upgrades

    by Paul Steinbach March 2019

    Half the lights in the main practice facility don't turn on. Student-athletes strength train in a tent — weather permitting. Track athletes lack locker rooms altogether. These are just a few of the "unacceptable" issues that University of New Mexico athletic director Eddie Nunez hopes to address through a $3 million funding request to the state.

  • NJSIAA Eyes Raising Member Dues, Tournament Fees

    by Paul Steinbach March 2019

    As expected, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association finance director Colleen Maguire unveiled potential increases to membership dues and tournament fees Wednesday during the Directors of Athletics Association of New Jersey state conference in Atlantic City.

  • Memphis Attendance Up, Short of Full Grizzlies Payout

    by Paul Steinbach March 2019

    The University of Memphis men's basketball team averaged 8,813 fans per game this season, according to turnstile count figures obtained by The Commercial Appeal through an open records request. That's nearly double the number from last season, when the university drew only 4,583 fans, and will result in a partial payment from the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies per the school's lease agreement with the FedExForum.

  • The 2019 Purchasing Survey

    by Paul Steinbach March 2019

    The 2019 Athletic Business Purchasing Survey offers our most complete picture yet of the athletics, fitness and recreation industries, with 1,075 respondents participating — our most ever.