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Cleveland Hosting Bevy Of Big-Time Sporting Events Saturday

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 22 / 14

Cleveland on Saturday "arguably will be the busiest sports city in America," as "all three pro sports venues downtown will host games simultaneously." There are a "variety of other events going on," so that there will be "as many as 100,000 people downtown at the same time." Progressive Field will h...

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08/13/14
Fresno State AD Boeh Out After Nine Years

Fresno State has reassigned its “polarizing and proficient” AD Thomas Boeh to new a position at the university after leading the athletic department for nine years, according to a front-page piece by Kuwada & Anteola of the FRESNO BEE. He will “serve as primary adviser” ...

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08/12/14
NCAA Still Wants Clarity In O'Bannon Ruling

Citing concerns by member schools, the NCAA has "asked a federal judge for an 'urgent clarification' about when the injunction starts in the Ed O'Bannon ruling ," according to Jon Solomon of CBSSPORTS.com. In her ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken wrote the injunction "would not take ...

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08/12/14
Michigan State Could Set Record For Season Tix

Michigan State officials are "expecting at or near record season ticket sales" for the upcoming football season following the '13 season that saw the Spartans win their first Rose Bowl since '88, according to Brian Calloway of the LANSING STATE JOURNAL. MSU AD Mark Hollis said, "Our ticket numb ...

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08/11/14
Conferences Look For Clarity In O'Bannon Ruling

NCAA President Mark Emmert yesterday said the organization "will appeal" U.S. District Court judge Claudia Wilken's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that the NCAA cannot stop players from selling the rights to their names, images and likenesses. Emmert said, "Yes, at least in part we will. N ...

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08/11/14
Non-Power 5 Officials Voice Criticism Of Vote

The NCAA D-I BOD last week voted to grant the Power Five conferences autonomy , but during deliberations, the supporters of the proposal "had to push back against a constituency that wanted to see more revenue sharing among schools, particularly the proceeds from football, the most lucrative sport, ...

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08/11/14
Colorado State Fires AD Jack Graham

Colorado State Univ. AD Jack Graham, the "man behind the plan to build an on-campus stadium at CSU ," was fired Friday, according to Kelly Lyell of the Ft. Collins COLORADOAN. CSU President Tony Frank in a statement said, "While I am grateful to Jack for the energy he's brought to CSU in establishi ...

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08/11/14
ACC, Maryland Agree On Exit Fee Settlement

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08/08/14
NCAA D-I BOD Approves Power Five Autonomy

The NCAA D-I BOD on Thursday voted by a 16-2 margin to grant the Power Five conferences "more freedom to pass legislation without approval of the full NCAA membership," according to Chris Dufresne of the L.A. TIMES. The vote, which was held at NCAA HQ in Indianapolis and is subjected to a 60-day vet ...

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08/08/14
School Officials Weigh In On Autonomy Vote

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