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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 26 / 15

4.5 – Local rating on SportSouth for the Thunder-Hawks game last Friday, marking a tie for the RSN’s best figure on record in the Atlanta market for a Hawks regular-season game. The game tied a Celtics-Hawks game from January '10 ( Fox Sports ).

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The Univ. of Michigan on Thursday announced it has "cut the price of season football tickets" for students by 37.5% for the '15 season, according to Nick Baumgardner of MLIVE.com. Season tickets will now cost $175, down from $280 this season. UM raised student-ticket prices prior to the '13 season a ...

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10/24/14
Judge On NCAA Concussion Settlement Not Yet Satisfied

A federal judge "raised concerns Thursday about some elements" of the NCAA's proposed $75M settlement regarding concussions in college sports, according to Jon Solomon of CBSSPORTS.com. Plaintiffs lawyer Steve Berman, who wants to get the agreement approved, on Thursday after a hearing said that U.S ...

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10/23/14
Oklahoma St. Sues New Mexico St. Over Logo

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10/23/14
Ohio St. Rolls Out Online Season Ticket Selection

A new online system for Ohio State football will "require OSU season-ticket holders who are members of the Buckeye Club, President’s Club or Varsity O or longtime ticket buyers to select their seats online in priority-designated sections of Ohio Stadium" for the '16 season, according to Todd J ...

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10/23/14
Big East Touts Fox Partnership At Media Day

The theme at yesterday's Big East Basketball Media Day "seemed to be one of rebirth and rebranding," according to Andrew Garda of NJ.com. Coaches, players and Commissioner Val Ackerman "all hit the same notes about where the survival of the conference stands and how it moves forward." Ackerman "refe ...

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10/22/14
Texas To Spend Additional $6M On Student Stipends

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10/22/14
MAC, C-USA Confident In Inaugural Boca Bowl

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10/21/14
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10/20/14
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10/17/14
Michigan Agrees To Cut Student Ticket Prices

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