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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 14

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Negotiations for the next Big Ten television contract have yet to begin, but the league is already "projecting revenue for the 2017-18 academic year -- the first year of the new deal," according to Mike Carmin of the Lafayette JOURNAL & COURIER. A Purdue Univ. document shows that the c ...

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04/25/14
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The NLRB has granted Northwestern Univ's request to review Regional Dir Peter Sung Ohr's March 26 decision to let the school's football team "vote to form a union, saying the local decision 'raises substantial issues warranting review,'" according to Sandra Guy of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. The NLRB sai ...

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04/25/14
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The NCAA D-I BOD Thursday voted to "endorse a proposal that would allow" the Big 12, Pac-12, Big Ten, SEC and ACC "to make their own decisions in several areas," according to Stefanie Loh of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. The conferences would be able make decisions in areas such as "financial aid (in ...

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04/24/14
Northwestern Urging Players To Vote No On Union

Northwestern Univ.’s message to its football players since an NLRB ruling opened up the door to unionization "has been consistent and clear: Vote no -- for yourselves, for the team and for the university," according to a front-page piece by Ben Strauss of the N.Y. TIMES. The team tomorrow wi ...

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04/24/14
Slive Lays Out Subdivision Plans

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04/23/14
Florida State Expects BCS Profit

Florida State's trip to the '14 BCS National Championship Game "wasn’t cheap" -- it cost the school $2.82M and "left the athletics department with an initial loss of nearly $500,000 -- but the university expects to see a net profit when all is said and done," according to documents cited by Ir ...

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04/22/14
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04/21/14
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