U.S. Markets closed

Renovations at Arkansas State's stadium include waterfalls

(Via Arkansas State)

Arkansas State’s stadium renovations will include some water around the north end zone.

Construction for the Centennial Bank Stadium’s $29-million north end zone expansion project (first announced over the summer) was approved Monday by the ASU Board of Trustees. The renovations include waterfalls on both sidelines. Really.

The school said the waterfalls “pay homage to The Natural State with landscape features indigenous to the state of Arkansas.”

(Via Arkansas State)
(via Arkansas State)

“This is a monumental day in the history of Arkansas State Athletics as we take the next step in this historic initiative to help build our programs to be the best we can possibly be,” said athletic director Terry Mohajir. “This wouldn’t be possible without many loyal and dedicated people and companies who believe in the vision of our athletics program. I appreciate Dr. Damphousse, Dr. Welch and our Board of Trustee’s support and confidence in this project.”

In addition to the waterfalls, the school is adding a new weight room, new locker rooms and other amenities for players and staff. There will also be premium seating installed at the stadium.

The new facility will span approximately 66,533 square feet and be utilized by all A-State student-athletes with amenities such as a weight room, training and rehabilitation area, academic rooms and a team theater-seating room. The facility will also co-exist as a football operations building consisting of a team locker room, meeting rooms, players’ lounge, coaching offices and more. The project will not only enhance the student-athlete experience for current and future Red Wolves, it will create additional space to expand the entire athletics department as well. The construction will also yield 150 new loge boxes and 68 new premium seats, generating additional revenue for the athletics department.

The goal is for the renovations to be completed in time for the 2018 season. The school said it will “begin to mobilize construction immediately” with “a specific ground-breaking date” to be announced at a later time. Construction in the north end zone “will begin with the premium seating areas,” the school said.

“The Athletics Department and foundation want to begin construction as soon as possible so the revenue-generating seating is ready for the 2018 fall season,” said ASU System President Dr. Chuck Welch.

The first Arkansas State player to score a game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter after the renovations are complete is mandated to jump into the waterfall. If he doesn’t, there will be some serious sanctions from Dr. Saturday.

– – – – – – –

Nick Bromberg is the editor of Dr. Saturday and From the Marbles on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at nickbromberg@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

More from Yahoo Sports:
Former NFL star Terry Glenn dies in car accident
Trump escalates NFL anthem feud with Lynch tweet
Lakers speak to Ball about scuffle kerfuffle
Dan Wetzel: We’re all losers in the Trump-LaVar Ball feud

  • ‘You are a disaster’: Cleveland-Cliffs CEO berates analyst on earnings call
    News
    MarketWatch

    ‘You are a disaster’: Cleveland-Cliffs CEO berates analyst on earnings call

    Shares of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. fell more than 6% Friday after Chief Executive Lourenco Goncalves slammed analysts during the mining company’s earnings call earlier in the day, accusing them of failing to understand numbers and targeting a Goldman Sachs analyst for most of his angry remarks. Cleveland Cliffs (CLF) stock hovered at its lowest since Sept. 11 and was on pace for its largest percentage loss since late June. Goncalves fired his first salvo soon after the conference call’s first remarks wrapped up.

  • National builder to add nearly 300 new homes in Pineville
    Finance
    American City Business Journals

    National builder to add nearly 300 new homes in Pineville

    A national homebuilder that's no stranger to the Charlotte area will build almost 300 new homes at a site in Pineville. Meritage Homes (NYSE: MTH) will develop 299 lots on about 105 acres between Cranford Drive and Franklin Street, according to MPV Properties, which brokered the land sale on behalf of the seller. The land where Meritage will build was purchased for nearly $5 million by Old East Ventures LLC, affiliated with a private address, according to Mecklenburg County real estate records.

  • Now is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ chance to invest in US pot companies, investor says
    Finance
    Yahoo Finance

    Now is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ chance to invest in US pot companies, investor says

    With some Canadian pot stocks posting triple-digit return rates this year, many retail investors have looked north to pour cash into cannabis. U.S. cannabis companies are worth a lot more than their current valuations suggest since federal illegality has put undue pressure on the industry, said David Wenger, a New York attorney and senior editor of the Cannabis Law Digest.

  • News
    MarketWatch

    AMD's stock tumbles after bearish analyst call, to pace broad sector weakness

    Shares of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (amd) tumbled 7.3% in afternoon trade, enough to pace the decliners in the semiconductor sector, after bearish note on the company from New Street Research and recent downbeat reports on the sector. On Friday, New Street analyst Pierre Ferragu initiated coverage of AMD with a sell rating and stock price target of $18, which was 27% below current levels, saying he sees a "hard stop" in momentum around the corner. Morgan Stanley said in a note Thursday that it expects broad-based lowered fourth-quarter guidance when chip makers report third-quarter results, driven by "pronounced weakness" in autos and a slowing in industrial.

  • Why PBF Energy Inc and Other Refining Stocks Are Getting Clobbered Today
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Why PBF Energy Inc and Other Refining Stocks Are Getting Clobbered Today

    Shares of PBF Energy Inc (NYSE: PBF) tumbled as much as 10.9% on Friday, joining a sectorwide sell-off that also saw refiners Valero Energy (NYSE: VLO), Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX), Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC), and HollyFontier (NYSE: HFC) take it on the chin by sinking more than 5% at one point in the day. A trio of factors seems to be driving these declines.

  • At Least 50 Dead After Train Plows Into Crowd Watching Fireworks in India
    World
    Meredith Videos

    At Least 50 Dead After Train Plows Into Crowd Watching Fireworks in India

    A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 50 people, a Congress party leader said.

  • Tesla slides after Elon Musk announced lower-cost Model 3 (TSLA)
    Business
    Business Insider

    Tesla slides after Elon Musk announced lower-cost Model 3 (TSLA)

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter on Thursday that a lower-cost Model 3 was immediately available for order on the company's website. The electric car will have a base price of $45,000 and is eligible for federal and state tax rebates. Tesla shares were down more than 3% Friday after — they gained as much as 2.2% earlier in the session.

  • Business
    Benzinga

    Jim Cramer Shares His Thoughts On Amarin, AT&T, McDonald's And More

    On CNBC's "Mad Money Lightning Round", Jim Cramer said Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ARWR) is a great speculative stock. Cramer is willing to endorse AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), but he thinks Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) offers more safety

  • What happens if you win Mega Millions' $970M jackpot?
    News
    Associated Press

    What happens if you win Mega Millions' $970M jackpot?

    Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at $970 million. Here are some answers for someone holding that prized lottery ticket for what would be the second-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. Lottery officials recommend winners take a deep breath, put their winning ticket in a safe spot and consult with a reputable financial planner before popping over to the lottery headquarters.

  • Suddenly Toxic, Saudi Prince Is Shunned by Investors He Courted
    World
    Bloomberg

    Suddenly Toxic, Saudi Prince Is Shunned by Investors He Courted

    Now Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman could become the biggest risk to his own project. Everything changed when Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 and didn’t come out. Prince Mohammed, who’s denied any knowledge of Khashoggi’s fate, still has his defenders -– notably Donald Trump.

  • Business
    Motley Fool

    Why IBM’s Brief Growth Streak Just Stalled

    Unfortunately for its shareholders, there was a speed bump on the road to rebound last quarter: The company reported this week that revenue shrank, and growth in its vital "strategic imperatives" businesses slowed. Seriously, when IBM's legacy mainframe business is the strongest performer in a given quarter, one has to see that as a problem.

  • Here’s why you shouldn’t retire super early — even if you can
    Business
    MarketWatch

    Here’s why you shouldn’t retire super early — even if you can

    Despite the many perks of early retirement — waking up whenever you want, for example — it wasn’t the easiest decision. Earnings tend to peak around 48 for men and about 39 for women, according to an analysis by PayScale.

  • Analyst cautious on Harley-Davidson's third quarter, sees 2019 headwinds looming
    Finance
    American City Business Journals

    Analyst cautious on Harley-Davidson's third quarter, sees 2019 headwinds looming

    A Harley-Davidson Inc. analyst has dropped his price target for the motorcycle company's stock just a week before its third-quarter earnings report. An Oct. 16 report published by Joseph Spak, an analyst with RBC Capital Markets, expressed caution regarding Harley-Davidson's stock (NYSE: HOG) based on spending challenges of its new "More Roads to Harley-Davidson" plan, an overall soft retail market and tariff-related difficulties. Harley-Davidson will report its 2018 third-quarter earnings on Oct. 23.

  • Palo Alto Networks Stock Upgraded: What You Need to Know
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Palo Alto Networks Stock Upgraded: What You Need to Know

    Cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) won a big upgrade today when analysts at R.W. Baird announced they're assuming coverage of the stock and raising their price target to $250 a share. If they're right about that, Palo Alto Networks is worth more than 23% more than it currently costs. Many companies offer cybersecurity services, but which one is the best to invest in?

  • Don't Be Fooled -- Intuitive Surgical Had Another Huge Quarter
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Don't Be Fooled -- Intuitive Surgical Had Another Huge Quarter

    One look at the headline numbers might have had Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG) investors worried. Revenue grew a modest 14%, but earnings were only up 2%? This is, after all, a company that trades for over 50 times earnings.  But worry not. The devil

  • Hillary Clinton under fire over Lewinsky comment
    Politics
    Fox Business Videos

    Hillary Clinton under fire over Lewinsky comment

    Madison Gesiotto, National Diversity Coalition for Trump, and Democratic strategist Al Mottur on how former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that her husband’s affair with Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power.

  • Why Yandex N.V. Stock Plunged Today
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Why Yandex N.V. Stock Plunged Today

    What happened Shares of Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ: YNDX) dropped 17.8% on Thursday following reports that Russia's state-owned Sberbank may take a controlling stake in the country's leading internet search company. More specifically, according to sources speaking

  • Valero to fold logistics arm back into parent company in $950 million deal
    Finance
    American City Business Journals

    Valero to fold logistics arm back into parent company in $950 million deal

    Less than five years after it was created as a master limited partnership, San Antonio-based pipeline and storage terminal company Valero Energy Partners LP is merging back with its parent company.  Valero Energy Partners (NYSE: VLP) announced after close of market on Thursday that it is merging with Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO), its general partner Valero Energy Partners GP LLC and Forest Merger Sub LLC, a subsidiary that was incorporated in Delaware as a merge vehicle by Valero on Tuesday. Under a merger agreement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Valero will buy all outstanding shares of VLP stock at $42.25 per share in a transaction that is expected to be worth $950 million.

  • Home Depot vs. Lowe’s: Both Stocks Are Slumping, So Which One Should You Buy?
    Finance
    GoBankingRates

    Home Depot vs. Lowe’s: Both Stocks Are Slumping, So Which One Should You Buy?

    An analyst downgrade based on housing market outlooks has sent stocks from Lowe’s and Home Depot down over the last two days. Both Home Depot and Lowe’s are in downtrends dating back to September. On Wednesday, shares in Lowe’s and The Home Depot were slumping after disappointing housing market data led a key analyst to downgrade his ratings and slash price targets, and both stocks continued the slump into a second day on Thursday.

  • Is CenturyLink, Inc. a Buy?
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Is CenturyLink, Inc. a Buy?

    Legacy landline telecom CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) gets plenty of grief. And understandably so, considering that its legacy business, copper wire landline and internet connections is a steadily declining business while fiber and wireless technologies

  • P&G Strikes Back at Doubters With Surprisingly Strong Sales
    Finance
    Bloomberg

    P&G Strikes Back at Doubters With Surprisingly Strong Sales

    “It is broad based, both in geography and brand,” Chief Executive Officer David Taylor said in a phone interview Friday. Organic sales, which exclude items like acquisitions and currency effects, rose 4 percent, P&G said, more than double the gain projected by analysts. Taylor took over three years ago, tasked with getting the world’s biggest consumer-products company back to its glory days, when newly affluent customers overseas and the launch of category-busting products like Crest tooth-bleaching kits ensured reliable growth and dominance.

  • Finance
    Investopedia

    Nvidia an Exception Amid More Bearish Chip Sector Outlook: Goldman

    The recent weakness in shares of semiconductor manufacturer Nvidia Corp. ( NVDA) presents an opportunity for tech investors to buy the chip stock at a discount price, according to one team of bulls on the Street. Shares of Nvidia have lagged the chip sector since the start of the month, down roughly 17.8% compared to the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF's (SOXX) 9.6% loss over the same period.

  • Why Activision Blizzard, United Rentals, and Gap Slumped Today
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Why Activision Blizzard, United Rentals, and Gap Slumped Today

    The stock market had a tough session on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing down over 300 points. Investors continued to worry about rising interest rates in the U.S., but they also turned their attention to the global macroeconomic picture, where new concerns about the prospects for growth in areas like Europe and China weighed on sentiment. Company-specific news hurt certain stocks, and Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), United Rentals (NYSE: URI), and Gap (NYSE: GPS) were among the worst performers on the day.

  • This Marijuana Investment Firm's 11 Top Cannabis Picks for Explosive Growth
    Business
    Motley Fool

    This Marijuana Investment Firm's 11 Top Cannabis Picks for Explosive Growth

    The marijuana industry has become a hotbed of investment activity, and players of all sizes are looking to get into the action. On top of all the interest from ordinary investors, cannabis companies have seen demand rise from sophisticated institutional investors that have experience with deploying larger amounts of investment capital in search of high-growth opportunities. One of the most interesting marijuana investment specialists that investors can follow is Canopy Rivers (NASDAQOTH: CNPOF).

  • Why Is Ford Stock Tanking before Its Q3 2018 Earnings Event?
    Finance
    Market Realist

    Why Is Ford Stock Tanking before Its Q3 2018 Earnings Event?

    Why Analysts Are Pessimistic about Ford’s Q3 2018 Earnings  Ford’s Q3 2018 earnings Ford Motor Company (F), the second-largest US automaker by 2017 vehicle sales volume, is set to release its third quarter of 2018 earnings report on October 24. But before