Planet Fitness CEO: Zero Locations Closed
The fitness industry was hit hard during the pandemic, with IHRSA reporting that 22 percent of gyms closed permanently, but one franchise reports that it came out relatively unscathed.
January 14, 2022
Packers Object to Disbanding Lambeau Stadium District
Republican representative David Steffen’s propose would eliminate the Green Bay/Brown County Professional Football Stadium District and its seven-member board, which co-owns Lambeau Field with the Green Bay Packers and the city.
January 12, 2022
College Athletic Debt Soars as Power 5 Programs Resist Scrutiny
Writing for Sportico, University of Illinois professor and athletic board member Michael LeRoy paints a picture of massive athletics debt and misleading administration on his campus and beyond.
January 6, 2022
Congressional Oversight Committee Questions LSU Coaching Expenditures
Less than a month after the much-hyped hiring of Brian Kelly as head football coach by Louisiana State University comes word that U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell is probing whether Kelly’s LSU contract is consistent with federal tax code.
December 20, 2021
Stadium & Arena
Glendale Could Lock Coyotes Out of Arena Over Unpaid Taxes
The City of Glendale is threatening to lock the NHL's Arizona Coyotes out of Gila River Arena over delinquent tax bills and unpaid arena charges.
December 9, 2021
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Mizzou Athletics Eliminates Two High-Level Positions
Within months of her hire, University of Missouri athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois has eliminated two upper-level positions and terminated Mizzou deputy AD for administration and the school's executive associate AD for Tiger Scholarship Fund.
December 2, 2021
Michigan's Harbaugh to Give Bonus Money to Staff Affected by COVID Cuts
University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh announced he will take all the bonus money he stands to earn this football season and donate it back to athletic department staff whose pay was cut during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
November 30, 2021
U. of Cincinnati Launches Massive $100M Fundraising Effort
As it prepares to enter the Big 12 Conference, the University of Cincinnati has launched the Day One Ready Campaign — a $100 million fundraising effort believed to be the largest in school history.
November 24, 2021
Could HS Football Travel Expenses Lead to Changes Down the Road?
The burden of travel for high school sports teams has brought unintended consequences this year due to rising gas prices and recently mandated pandemic-related restrictions on unvaccinated players and coaches occupying hotel rooms.
November 23, 2021
Ole Miss First to Financially Reward Athletes for Academic Achievement
The University of Mississippi became the first known school to start cutting checks to athletes for academic achievement Friday when it awarded long-jumper Allen Gordon $2,990.
November 22, 2021
Trinity College Women Athletes Organize to Fight Discrimination
As it prepares to host the Division III Field Hockey Final Four, Trinity College has met complaints of players, parents and donors that its facilities for women are subpar, a fact that prompted female athletes to form the Trinity Women's Athletic League.
November 19, 2021
Green Bay Packers Issue $90M 'Stock' Sale
The Packers are offering 300,000 “shares” at $300 per share to fans on Tuesday morning. The catch is that the shares aren’t really worth anything more than a memento, as they’ll never increase in value and can’t be sold.
November 16, 2021
LSU's Orgeron to Get $16.9M Buyout Two Years After National Title
Louisiana State University and sixth-year head football coach Ed Orgeron have agreed to part ways just two seasons removed from the Tigers' 2019 national championship.
October 18, 2021
Schools Shift COVID-19 Relief Funds to Athletics
School districts across the United States are quietly shifting COVID-19 relief funds to their athletic departments, as they seek to spend the monies within a three-year window on upgrading facilities.
October 7, 2021
Wisconsin to Cover $20M Athletics Shortfall with Interest-Free Loan
The University of Wisconsin athletic department borrowed $20 million from the school, with interest-free repayment scheduled over six years, to cover a smaller-than-estimated budget shortfall resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 1, 2021
New Jersey Governor: Rutgers Athletics in Dire Straits
New Jersey governor Phil Murphy was vocal about his concerns regarding the Rutgers athletic department's financial woes.
September 9, 2021
AD Salary Range Debate Befuddles School Board
The school board in Payson, Ariz., spent time at a recent meeting trying to figure out whether to add $8,000 to the salary range for an athletic director.
September 7, 2021
Pandemic Year Shorts Arizona Athletics Budget $26M
The University of Arizona athletic department had a $26 million deficit during the 2020-21 fiscal year, which doesn’t include $10.5 million the university paid to buy out former coaches Sean Miller and Kevin Sumlin and some of their assistant coaches, the
August 23, 2021
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Stadium & Arena
Seattle’s New Climate Pledge Arena Showcases Technology, Efficiencies
The NHL’s Seattle Kraken and their fans are the benefactors of one of the most technologically advanced and efficient arenas ever built. Climate Pledge Arena, which opened in October 2021, is one of the first-ever net-zero carbon arenas in the world...
U. of Hawaii Football Coach Resigns Amid Allegations
Ferentz Abruptly Dissolves Iowa Football Diversity Committee
Parents Sue Illinois Over Athlete Vaccine Mandates
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