Sources said that at least seven cities "have decided to bid" to host the '16 and '17 College Football Playoff championship game. The inaugural game will be played at AT&T Stadium in '15 (ESPN.com, 7/26).
First Tennessee Bank has inked a five-year extension of its deal with Univ. of Memphis athletics. First Tennessee will remain the official bank of the Memphis Tigers and will produce Tiger-branded Visa Debit cards (Univ. of Memphis).
The Univ. of Dayton on Friday announced that will embark on $6M in "renovations to its athletics facilities as part of a modernization effort for its basketball and volleyball programs" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 7/26).