College sports is big business, especially for elite teams. The recently concluded National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) annual March Madness college basketball tournament brought in an estimated $800 million for the NCAA. And a winning team or a star player can lead to a surge in fundraising for its respective college or university. A recent […]
CReM's Darrell Kotton, Gustavo Mostoslavsky, and George Murphy (the CReM brothers) are willing to share their research discoveries with almost anyone. Their unorthodox philosophy is just one of the things they teach the center's next generation of stem cell researchers.
Success comes at a price. And in the case of the Boston Red Sox, that price has been passed on to fans. The reigning World Series champion team now commands the highest average ticket prices in Major League Baseball. Team Marketing Report lists a 4.8 percent price hike in ticket sales over last year, with […]
BU Hip-Hop is probably best known for its freestyle cyphers held each Wednesday at 5 p.m. in front of the George Sherman Union, but club cofounder Blair Lineham wants to make one thing clear: BU Hip-Hop is not a rap group. “Rapping is one of the things we like to do,” says Lineham (SMG’14). “We’re […]
Like a Wild West gunslinger, he dragged his boot heel across the dirt road, making a line—18 men crouched behind it and waited for his signal. Lacking a pistol, Tom Burke simply shouted, “Go!” It was the first Boston Marathon, and Burke (LAW 1897) was the race’s first official starter—as well as its cofounder. A […]