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Bud Selig Hails MLB's Technological Changes During His Tenure

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 14

Bud Selig spoke of the technological changes MLB has gone through during his 22 years as Commissioner as he was honored last night with the Lifetime Achievement award at Broadcasting & Cable's annual HOF dinner in N.Y. Joined by Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred and MLB Exec VP/Baseball Operati...

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10/17/14
Michigan Agrees To Cut Student Ticket Prices

The Univ. of Michigan athletic department on Thursday "agreed to a number of significant concessions to student government, including cutting student pricing for season football tickets" following a 40% drop in purchases since '13, according to Ben Freed of the ANN ARBOR NEWS. UM's Central Student G ...

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10/17/14
NLRB's Northwestern Ruling Coming Soon

College Athletes Players Association Founder Ramogi Huma said that a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board on the Northwestern Univ. case could come any day. Northwestern appealed an earlier regional ruling that defined Northwestern’s scholarship football players as employees who can ...

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10/17/14
UTSA Embraces Hispanic Marketing For Football

For UT-San Antonio, embracing local Hispanic culture "was a no-brainer” in designing marketing campaigns as the nascent FBS program looked to “not only become San Antonio’s team, but to become the team for South Texas,” according to Sam Khan Jr. of ESPN.com. UTSA AD Lynn Hick ...

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10/16/14
USC Generates $100M In Revenue For First Time

USC’s athletic department was not stopped "from breaking" the $100M benchmark for the first time during the period covering July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, despite a "turbulent 2013 football season that included coaching turnover and a trip to a lower-level bowl game," according to a U.S. Depa ...

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10/16/14
Bilas, Sehorn Disagree On Compensation

ESPN’s Jay Bilas on Tuesday maintained that NCAA athletes are being exploited and that college football and basketball are “pro sports in every way, except the athletes go to school.” Bilas headlined a panel titled “Should College Athletes Be Paid?” panel discussion in ...

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10/15/14
Mike Slive To Retire In '15

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, who yesterday announced his retirement, "led a period of unprecedented success for the conference," which included "engineering landmark television contracts and the launch of a conference network [and] welcoming Texas A&M and Missouri into an expanded 14-t ...

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10/15/14
Sankey Seen As Favorite To Replace Slive

Though a national search for retiring SEC Commissioner Mike Slive 's successor will begin this fall, the "leading candidate is expected to already be in Birmingham" in SEC Exec Associate Commissioner & COO Greg Sankey, according to Mike Herndon of the BIRMINGHAM NEWS. Sankey, who has been with ...

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10/14/14
"OTL" Examines College Alcohol Sales

The issue of selling alcohol at college football games was examined on ESPN's "OTL," as Darren Rovell said "more than 30 schools are selling alcohol in stadiums this season and the number keeps growing." Some schools "aren't willing to take the risk," with the SEC prohibiting alcohol sales and adver ...

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10/10/14
Rutgers Used Private Funds For Flood Extension

Rutgers Univ. last month signed football coach Kyle Flood to a two-year extension, and RU President Robert Barchi this week said that the reason school officials sought private funding to extend Flood "was motivated by interests to lure future prospects," according to Keith Sargeant of the Newark ST ...

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10/09/14
Emmert Lays Out Wishes For Power Five

NCAA President Mark Emmert yesterday said that the Power Five conferences should "prioritize the establishment of guaranteed scholarships, better insurance for student-athletes, new rules for dealing with agents and better concussion protocols," according to Pat Eaton-Robb of the AP. Emmert said tha ...

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