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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 14

NBC Sports hockey analyst Eddie Olczyk  will face off against fans in a shoot-the-puck competition at Horseshoe Casino in Indiana.

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05/16/14
Cal-State Northridge Taps Damon Evans' Firm

Cal State-Northridge has hired Damon Evans' new college sports consultancy, Evolution Sports Partners, to work with the school on a new fan engagement project. Evolution’s FanGauge, a fan loyalty program developed to help athletic departments maintain and grow their fanbases, will be used to c ...

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05/15/14
Delany Hammers Home Big Ten Expansion

As Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany has "said repeatedly, the conference’s No. 1 goal is to live and thrive in two regions of the country," and at this week’s spring meetings, the "move to the East has been hammered home as a key to the future" of the conference, according to Matt Charbon ...

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05/15/14
NU's Phillips Comments On Unionization

Northwestern AD Jim Phillips "may be the most popular Big Ten athletic director at the league’s spring meetings," as his peers are interested how he "has handled the decision" handed down by the NLRB's Chicago office regarding the status of his football players as employees, according to ...

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05/15/14
Emmert Will Testify During O'Bannon Trial

NCAA President Mark Emmert "will testify during the trial of the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit relating to the names, images and likenesses of college athletes," according to court filings cited by Jon Solomon of CBSSPORTS.com. The O'Bannon plaintiffs identified Emmert, former NCAA VP & Senior Adviso ...

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05/14/14
CFP Committed To Four Teams

College Football Playoff Exec Dir Bill Hancock yesterday said FBS schools are "not even thinking" about expanding the postseason to eight teams, according to Paul Myerberg of USA TODAY. Hancock said, "We wanted there to be stability in the system. We wanted people to grow to love it and understand i ...

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05/14/14
Supermajority Issue Could Hinder NCAA Restructuring

That a change of course for the NCAA is "nearing completion is in itself an amazing occurrence," as the D-I BOD by August is "expected to approve a revamped governance structure," according to George Schroeder of USA TODAY. The goal is for "vastly increased autonomy for the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 ...

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05/14/14
Texas Football Sees Strong Ticket Renewal Rate

The Univ. of Texas athletic program is projecting at least a 90% "renewal rate for football season tickets, and 3,000 new ticket orders have been established," according to Brian Davis of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. UT Assistant AD/Ticket Operations Mark Harrison said that said that the renewal r ...

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05/14/14
Bob Bowlsby's Pay Revealed

The first public disclosure of Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby's compensation shows he was "credited with a little more" than $1.2M for "less than a year on the job," according to figures cited by Steve Berkowitz of USA TODAY. But the conference's new federal tax return -- which "covered Bowlsby's f ...

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05/12/14
Notre Dame Releases "You Can Play" Video

Notre Dame "has stepped to the forefront of the movement to assure respect for gay athletes," as the school's athletic department "released a two-minute video voicing support for the You Can Play Project, which advocates equality and respect for all athletes," according to Hersh & St. Clair ...

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05/09/14
Baylor's Starr Warns Lawmakers About Unionization

Baylor President Ken Starr on Thursday said that if the College Athletes Players Association wins the NLRB unionization case, it "could create significant discrepancies between public and private schools," as athletes "could be able to bargain over lowering academic standards or creating exemptions ...

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