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01/21/15
Mizzou, Nebraska Will Pay Cost-Of-Attendance

Missouri AD Mike Alden yesterday confirmed that the school "will indeed pay its scholarship athletes the additional cost of attendance ," according to Dave Matter of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Alden said that for MU athletes, the estimated cost-of-attendance figure the athletics department "will ...

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01/20/15
Univ. Of Minnesota Fast-Tracking Sports Project

With construction bids to build new football and basketball venues and a Center for Excellence for all student-athletes "now due in less than three weeks," the Univ. of Minnesota is "fast-tracking a $150 million chunk of an ambitious project to reshape its 25 sports," according to Joe Christensen of ...

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01/20/15
Kent State To Review Athletics Program

Kent State has hired a national consultant to "conduct a sweeping assessment of its athletics programs -- a review that includes determining whether any sports should be cut," according to a front-page piece by Rick Armon of the AKRON BEACON JOURNAL. KSU AD Joel Nielsen said, "We’re going to r ...

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01/20/15
Q&A With New Fresno State AD Jim Bartko

New Fresno State Univ. AD Jim Bartko, who is "charged with driving the Bulldogs’ athletic programs forward into the rapidly changing and more costly college sports landscape, has embraced the challenges" of his position, according to a Q&A by Robert Kuwada of the FRESNO BEE. Below are exce ...

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01/19/15
Power Five Pass Cost-Of-Attendance Measure

Schools and athlete reps from the NCAA's five wealthiest conferences on Saturday "voted 79-1 to expand what Division I schools can provide under an athletic scholarship," according to Steve Berkowitz of USA TODAY. The vote, taken during the NCAA's annual convention, "redefines an athletic schol ...

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01/19/15
Attendance For SEC Hoops Down Again

Basketball attendance across the SEC "is down -- again," as the current average (10,275) "would be the smallest total for the league in three decades," according to Rick Bozich of Louisville-based WDRB.com. It is "not an alarming number, a decline of 78 fans per game, from 10,353 last season."  ...

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01/16/15
Cost Of Attendance A Priority At NCAA Convention

The NCAA Convention, which began Thursday in Maryland, "marks the beginning of significant changes to the organization's operational structure," as the Power Five conferences "will convene Saturday with new authority to control many areas," according to George Schroeder of USA TODAY. The "expected p ...

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01/16/15
SEC Revenue Up 4% From '12-13

The SEC reported $325.9M in revenue during '13-14, up 4% from the previous year, and $49.5M "in total assets" by the end of the FY '14, which ended Aug. 31, and SEC schools "received an average payout" of $21M, up slightly from $20.8M in '12-13, according to the conference's new federal tax ret ...

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01/14/15
Tennessee Raises Football Ticket Prices

Univ. of Tennessee football season-ticket prices "will increase" approximately 6.5% for the upcoming season after sales for '14 "snapped a downward trend" that went back to '05, according to a front-page piece by Dustin Dopirak of the Knoxville NEWS-SENTINEL. Season tickets for bleacher seats in Ney ...

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01/13/15
Pitt Interim AD Will Lead Search Committee

Juhl is not considered a candidate for the vacant AD position Univ. of Pittsburgh Chancellor & CEO Patrick Gallagher yesterday "took the first substantive step" to find the school’s new AD ...

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