The impact that high school sports can have on a student-athlete cannot be understated -- some of the fondest teenage memories are those set on bumpy, unkempt fields or in humid gymnasiums. Unfortunately, athletic programs are hefty expenses for any school, and our examination of youth-sports funding shows it's not getting any easier. Even more problematic, no one database collects information on budgets or expenses at the city and state levels.
For sports fans, there's no limit on creative expression when it comes to showing love for their teams. As kids, eye black and painted faces completed the ultimate fan uniform. As adults, some things never change. Team jersey? Check. Team snapback? Check. Trendy team flash tattoos? Well, that's new.