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Northwestern Formally Appeals NLRB's Union Ruling Ahead Of Team's Vote On Issue

04 / 10 / 14

Northwestern Univ. yesterday "formally appealed the ruling that classified its scholarship football players as employees and cleared the way for them to form a union," claiming that NLRB Regional Dir Peter Sung Ohr "mischaracterized, slanted and ignored relevant facts" in his ruling, according ...

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CFP Will Mean Double The Expenses

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01/09/14
Jurich Brings Petrino Back To Louisville

The Univ. of Louisville this morning formally introduced Bobby Petrino as its new football coach, and UL AD Tom Jurich defended bringing Petrino back for a second stint at the institution, saying, "I wouldn't do anything to put this school in harm's way." Petrino, who coached UL from '03-06 before l ...

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01/09/14
FSU Ready To Cash In On Championship

Florida State, "midway through an unprecedented" $1B fundraising campaign, is "ready to cash in on Monday night's football national championship and the prime-time exposure it provided," according to Blackburn & Hodges of the TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT. One day after defeating Auburn to claim the BCS ...

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01/07/14
Strong Introduced As Texas Coach

Univ. of Texas President Bill Powers yesterday called the hiring of Charlie Strong, the school's first African-American football coach, a "very important moment" for the school, according to Jimmy Burch of the FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM. Powers said, "It is important that we be a diverse university. We ...

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01/06/14
Hiring Of Strong Seen As Culture Shift For UT

In one of the "most significant moments ever" for the Univ. of Texas, school officials yesterday announced that Univ. of Louisville coach Charlie Strong would become the new football coach, making him the "first minority head coach of any men's sport in school history," according to Brian Davis of t ...

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01/06/14
Ticket Allotment For CFP Less Than BCS

The new College Football Playoff system will "require participating teams and leagues to buy at least 12,500 tickets to each game -- a significant reduction from the 17,500-ticket requirements that saddled several participants with millions of dollars in unsold tickets" for BCS games, according to B ...

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01/03/14
Bill Hancock Dishes On College Football Playoff

The BCS is ending with Monday’s Auburn-Florida State Vizio BCS National Championship Game, but for BCS Exec Dir Bill Hancock, it will "only mean a shift of job titles to running the College Football Playoff," according to the Baton Rouge ADVOCATE. Hancock said of choosing teams under the new s ...

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01/02/14
Fiesta Bowl Attendance Lowest Since '97

UCF's 52-42 win over Baylor in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl last night drew a crowd of 65,172, nearly 8,000 fans "fewer than a sellout" and the "smallest Fiesta Bowl turnout since Texas played Penn State on Jan. 1, 1997," according to Tim Griffin of the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS. Baylor "brought more tha ...

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01/02/14
FSU Signs Fisher To New Five-Year Deal

Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher has "officially signed a new five-year deal" worth $21M through the '18 season, according to ESPN.com. The deal was "agreed to during the season." A source said that it "includes a buyout that is not expected to result in an increased payment if Fisher were ...

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AAC Withholding Rutgers' Bowl Payout

The "acrimony between Rutgers and the American Athletic Conference ratcheted up Saturday when the league told school officials it intends to withhold the $1.5 million Pinstripe Bowl payment because of the ongoing legal dispute" over the school's exit fee, according to a source cited by Tom Luic ...

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