Quote of the Day

"You don’t make decisions to discontinue business activities on the back of down cycles and on the back of emotion, and right now we’re in that cycle."
-- Colorado State AD Jack Graham, on the school’s rivalry game with Colorado potentially moving back to campus venues amid an attendance decline. (COLORADOAN, 8/28)
Thursday August 29, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 248 Print This Issue

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  • Accounting 101

    Schools in the SEC and elsewhere are looking to improve fan experience

    University administrators are "concerned about college football attendance, which has declined ever so slightly" among FBS schools over the past four years, according to Jeffrey Martin of USA TODAY. The drop in average attendance is less than 2%, "but it's a trend that has drawn attention." In an era when fans at home can "watch multiple games at the same time, when the stadium video board can't match the number of highlights available on an iPad, when fans inside a stadium get poor cell-phone reception while those at home are texting and Twittering, big-time college programs are feeling pressure to keep pace." Even the SEC has created a "Working Group on Fan Experience." The committee, chaired by Mississippi State AD Scott Stricklin, "exis ...

  • Tour Guide

    PGA Tour's Tim Finchem leaves the door open for a European Tour partnership.

  • Broadening His Horizons

    Kevin Harvick eventually hopes to break into the entertainment biz with KHI.

  • Green With Envy

    Bubba Watson the latest to link with The Greenbrier resort.

  • A Woman's Worth

    ESPN's "Nine for IX" concludes with solid reviews; "Branded" is series' most-viewed doc.

  • Patience Wearing Thin

    Sternberg tells biz leaders: MLB owners tired of pumping revenue sharing to Rays.

  • Straight To The Bank

    Pacers set to receive $11M extra from city to offset losses.

  • Rock Bottom?

    Could the Colorado-Colorado State game move out of Denver and back to campus?

  • Days Are Numbered

    Just what will NFL do about four preseason games in the future?

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