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The NACDA Report: 2014 Ticket Sales

"A lot of college athletics administrators have never done sales. Their background might be in operations or fundraisers and donations. Their idea of sales might be selling a program ad, but a lot of them haven't been part of a pro model for ticket sales."

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Notre Dame AD: NCAA satellite camp ban would face legal scrutiny

Jack Swarbrick says NCAA should be "treading very lightly" about setting a national rule restricting where coaches can work in summer camps.
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ESPN made significant push for eSports and ASU was a major part of it

ESPN made significant push for eSports and ASU was a major part of it | The Business of College Sports | Scoop.it
While Twitter had its fun, ESPN executives sat back in their chairs and smiled
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Many College Athletes Feel Pressure to Play Despite Concussion

Many College Athletes Feel Pressure to Play Despite Concussion | The Business of College Sports | Scoop.it

"More than one-quarter of college athletes responding to a survey said they had felt pressured by coaches, teammates, fans, or parents to keep playing following a head injury. Nearly half continued competing while experiencing symptoms of a possible concussion."

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Full Report: Concussion under-reporting and pressure from coaches, teammates, fans, and parents

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NCAA President Mark Emmert on Penn State: I could’ve handled things better

NCAA President Mark Emmert on Penn State: I could’ve handled things better | The Business of College Sports | Scoop.it
In what may be one of the biggest understatements of the year, NCAA President Mark Emmert says he could have handled the Penn State sanctions differently, at least when it comes to communication.
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Pac-12 study reveals athletes 'too exhausted to study effectively'

Pac-12 study reveals athletes 'too exhausted to study effectively' | The Business of College Sports | Scoop.it

NCAA rules restrict athletes' time spent on their particular sport to 20 hours per week. The study showed that limit is being violated in the Pac-12 but only slightly (average of 21 hours). The other 29 hours accounting for the 50 include voluntary practices, medical treatment and traveling activities that don't count toward the current limit.

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Pac-12 Report: Student-Athlete Time Demands, April 2015

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Female athletic directors slowly making inroads at big colleges

Female athletic directors slowly making inroads at big colleges | The Business of College Sports | Scoop.it
Last July, when Penn State finally replaced an interim athletic director who had endured 987 days in the turbulent wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, it hired a woman. A year earlier, when a...
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UNC, Nike unveil updated looks and logos

UNC, Nike unveil updated looks and logos | The Business of College Sports | Scoop.it
There is now, finally, one true Carolina blue – one, at least, that starting in the fall of 2015 will be used in all of UNC’s athletic uniforms and in all of the athletic department’s signage and promotional materials.
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***Cost of the rebrand with Nike for Illinois, 4.21.15

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Big Ten: NCAA sports is 'house of cards' if education can't be defended

Big Ten: NCAA sports is 'house of cards' if education can't be defended | The Business of College Sports | Scoop.it
Big Ten releases report presenting the idea for freshman ineligibility in men's basketball and football, while acknowledging the idea may not be the answer.
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New College Tennis Rule Is a Scream

New College Tennis Rule Is a Scream | The Business of College Sports | Scoop.it
In an effort to boost attendance for college tennis, Big 12 schools are allowing fans to heckle players and yell during rallies.
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Levy laughs last: Despite industry doubts, NCAA deal pays off

T urner ’s NCAA tournament deal was supposed to mark the death of David Levy ’s career. Critics allege that the Turner Broadcasting System president overpaid for the rights and assumed too much of the risk for the deal that was signed in 2010. The theory went that Levy got into bed with
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How shuttered basketball circuit cost players, teams thousands

How shuttered basketball circuit cost players, teams thousands | The Business of College Sports | Scoop.it
When the Elevate Hoops Circuit was abruptly shut down by president David Kelly, players, teams, administrators were out hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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Western Kentucky suspends swimming and diving program 5 years following hazing, sexual assault claims

Western Kentucky suspends swimming and diving program 5 years following hazing, sexual assault claims | The Business of College Sports | Scoop.it
School found violations to student code of conduct.
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Point spreads play key role in television ratings in college football

Point spreads play key role in television ratings in college football | The Business of College Sports | Scoop.it
Two economists have shown that the point spread plays a significant role in viewing interest, at times producing 30 percent spikes in TV ratings on noncompetitive games.
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A Gray Matter - Concussion reseach funded by NCAA and the U.S. Dept of Defense

A Gray Matter - Concussion reseach funded by NCAA and the U.S. Dept of Defense | The Business of College Sports | Scoop.it
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New Division I VP Kevin Lennon puts transfer rules on priority list

The NCAA's new vice president for Division I governance believes it is time to change transfer rules and contain costs of championships in college sports.
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UAB boosters fund study that concludes football, rifle and bowling would be profitable if reinstated

UAB boosters fund study that concludes football, rifle and bowling would be profitable if reinstated | The Business of College Sports | Scoop.it
The UAB administration vetoed the Task Force's choice of OSKR to study the numbers, but two of the firm's partners completed their report with the financial assistance of UAB football boosters.
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Full OSKR Report: The Incremental Benefits and Cost of Football, Bowling, and Rifle at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Student-athlete pay bill fails in NC General Assembly

An N.C. General Assembly bill that would have required most of the state’s universities to pay student-athletes failed to pass a House of Representatives committee on Tuesday. 
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Within Ivy League, Princeton among lowest in salary gap between coaches of men's and women's teams

Within Ivy League, Princeton among lowest in salary gap between coaches of men's and women's teams | The Business of College Sports | Scoop.it

The gender reported does not refer to the gender of the coach but rather that of the team. While male coaches dominate men’s sports in the Ivy League, many men also coach women’s teams and are thus included in the latter gender group. Specifically, even men coaching women’s teams suffered lower salaries.

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2012 Article: Pay for Women's Basketball Coaches Lags Far Behind That of Men's Coaches


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The Drake Group: Freshman Ineligibility in Intercollegiate Athletics

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U.A.B. Set to Reinstate Football After Outcry

U.A.B. Set to Reinstate Football After Outcry | The Business of College Sports | Scoop.it
The University of Alabama, Birmingham, on Monday was expected to announce that it would keep playing football, a reversal from six months ago, when the program was terminated.
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Lawsuit accuses ex-Dixie State coach, father of discrimination

Two black basketball players are suing Dixie State University over allegations they faced racial discrimination from their black coach, who also allegedly questioned them repeatedly about their sexual orientation and required them to participate in ...
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As Their Numbers Dwindle, Black Coaches Seek Ways to Gain Ground

As Their Numbers Dwindle, Black Coaches Seek Ways to Gain Ground | The Business of College Sports | Scoop.it

The latest turnover compounds what was already one of the more vexing problems in big-time college sports. While nearly 60 percent of major-college men’s basketball players are black, less than a quarter of their head coaches are. In the five biggest conferences, the dearth of African-American coaches is even more striking: Of the 65 biggest basketball programs, just 12 have black head coaches.

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Some presidents face steep learning curve with athletics

Some presidents face steep learning curve with athletics | The Business of College Sports | Scoop.it

In an era when presidential search committees are placing increasing emphasis on the medical and technology fields, it’s not uncommon for a leader with limited experience with college athletics to take the helm of a Division I institution with a renowned sports legacy. And several of these new presidents have found themselves in the middle of sports controversies early in their tenures.

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Bowl payouts surpass $500M, up $200M

Thanks to the College Football Playoff, bowl games paid more than a half billion dollars to conferences and schools last season, the largest payout ever and an increase of almost $200 million from the final season of the Bowl Championship Series. According to an NCAA report released Tuesday, the 39 postseason FBS games distributed $505.9 million to the participating conferences and schools. The schools spent $100.2 million to take part in bowl games. The revenue figures were reported by the bowls and the College Football Playoff to the NCAA and the schools supplied expense reports for participation, said Damani Leech, the NCAA's managing director, championships and alliances.
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Dugout Culture Part of NCAA Softball's Identity, Vulnerability

Dugout Culture Part of NCAA Softball's Identity, Vulnerability | The Business of College Sports | Scoop.it
From dancing to videobombing to making invisible pizza, dugout antics are a big part of softball's identity. Just don't let all that fun cause you to take the sport less seriously.
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