A state budget board approved Coastal Carolina University’s $32 million plan to expand its football stadium, ignoring a higher education panel’s rejection of the project as too expensive. The expansion will increase the stadium’s seating capacity to more than 20,000 to support the football program’s move to the Football Bowl Subdivision.
The Blue Jackets, coached by Patrick Wilkinson, stepped up in Wednesday’s season debut to take down North Myrtle Beach by 35 strokes. Youth and inexperience surrounds the Blue Jackets squad, but Wilkinson isn’t concerned as he hopes to lead the team to a successful season.
In a story Aug. 24 about New York Giants owner John Mara commenting on placekicker Josh Brown's one-game suspension, The Associated Press erroneously reported some of the details of the allegations made against Brown and details of the NFL's personal conduct policy. According to the NFL, Brown allegedly grabbed his ex-wife by her wrist, not her throat, and the ex-wife's allegations of 20 abusive incidents were contained in a court filing, not made to the media. Additionally, the NFL's personal conduct policy doesn't mandate a six-game suspension. It calls for a baseline suspension of six games without pay for violations involving assault, with consideration given to possible mitigating or aggravating circumstances.
Fantasy football draft strategy has evolved considerably the past 10 years, from the days of picking running backs early, saving kickers for last and avoiding sitting near opponents who look at your cheat sheets. The reason is simple: The game has grown rapidly, with now 56 million people in North America playing fantasy sports, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
Backers of a proposed NFL stadium said they've whittled their list to two sites just west of the Las Vegas Strip and refuse to accept any less than $750 million in public funding toward the project, which they hope will soon be home to the Raiders.