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Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys In Talks To End Ecclestone Trial

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Prosecutors and attorneys for  Bernie Ecclestone are "in talks about a possible deal to end" the F1 CEO's bribery trial in Germany. His defense team today called for "proceedings to be closed, citing a lack of evidence that Ecclestone was criminally responsible and asserting that the proc...

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07/21/14
S. Carolina Rolling Out Basketball Tix Campaign

Univ. of South Carolina men's basketball coach Frank Martin and his staff "recently launched the '8K in 8 Days' campaign, geared toward reaching 8,000 fans after eight days of taking the team into the community," according to David Cloninger of the Columbia STATE. The goal is to "reach 8,000 season ...

Tags: Colleges, SEC, Basketball

07/18/14
NCAA Proposes New Governance Structure

The NCAA D-1 Steering Committee on Friday released its "proposal for a new governance structure," and it includes "lower voting thresholds for the five power conferences to pass legislation," according to Dan Wolken of USA TODAY. That was a "key element" that SEC Commissioner Mike Slive and Big Ten ...

Tags: Colleges

07/18/14
North Texas Expands Football Alcohol Sales

Univ. of North Texas football fans "will be able to buy beer in public sections of Apogee Stadium this fall for the first time, a move school officials believe will help grow athletics revenue and ticket sales," according to a front-page piece by Vito & Duncan of the DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE. UNT ...

Tags: Colleges

07/18/14
Stu Jackson Discusses Growth Of Big East

New Big East Conference Senior Associate Commissioner/Men's Basketball Stu Jackson said "part of my mission" is to strengthen the conference, because it "historically has had great tradition with storied programs and everyone is aware of its history and we're at a pivotal time in terms of continuing ...

Tags: Colleges, NCAA, Big East

07/18/14
Michigan Regents Nix Football Fireworks Proposals

The Univ. of Michigan Board of Regents "took a strong stand Thursday against fireworks at Michigan Stadium, voting down an athletic department proposal," according to Mark Snyder of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. The department had "requested support for fireworks shows" during the school's Sept. 13 g ...

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07/17/14
Power Five Get Financial Boost From CFP

The Power Five conferences will "almost double their financial haul in the College Football Playoff's first season as compared to the final year of the Bowl Championship Series," according to a front-page piece by George Schroeder of USA TODAY.&nbs ...

Tags: Colleges, NCAA

07/17/14
College Execs Study MLS Club To Help Attendance

The continuing trend of fans choosing the at-home experience instead of attending college football games "has sent officials from SEC athletic departments searching for ways to win them back," and that led them to a "common destination" in Sporting KC and Sporting Innovations, according to Ben ...

Tags: MLS, Colleges

07/17/14
VT's Babcock Looks To Up Football Attendance

Virginia Tech AD Whit Babcock is entering his first football season at the school and is "likely to create a new position dedicated solely to ... 'fan engagement,'" according to David Teel of the Hampton Roads DAILY PRESS. Babcock said, "I don't know that people (nationally) took the ...

Tags: Colleges

07/15/14
Mike Slive Renews Call For Autonomy

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive yesterday "renewed his call for changes in how college athletics are operated, starting with a vote on governance restructuring" on Aug. 7, and "renewed the threat of a breakaway division if those reforms fail," according to Mike Herndon of the BIRMINGHAM NEWS. Mentioning ...

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07/15/14
NCAA's Emmert Made $1.7M In '12

NCAA President Mark Emmert was "credited with just over" $1.7M in compensation during the '12 calendar year, according to a tax return cited by Steve Berkowitz of USA TODAY. Emmert's base salary of $1,263,356 "represented a 5% increase over his base amount" for '11. His overall compensation "in ...

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