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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

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NCAA's Emmert Made $1.7M In '12

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Texas Hires The Aspire Group To Manage Ticket Sales

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MSU, K-State Use Twitter To Reach Deal

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Texas Declines Alcohol Sales At Football Games

Outgoing Univ. of Texas Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa said that he "will not approve beer and wine sales at Royal-Memorial Stadium concession stands this fall," according to Brian Davis of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. Sources were "stunned that Cigarroa was so emphatic." Cigarroa said he and UT Pr ...

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Minnesota's Budget Decreases Slightly For '14-15

Minnesota's budget during the '13-14 athletic season was $96M and is "projected to decrease" to $95.7M in '14-15, according to Marcus Fuller of the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS. UM AD Norwood Teague told the school's Board of Regents on Wednesday that the "full cost of attendance per student on campus (no ...

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Emmert Holds Hearing With Senate Committee

NCAA President Mark Emmert yesterday during a hearing with the Senate Commerce Committee "announced his support for what he termed 'scholarships for life,' backed the NCAA away from a controversial legal position in a concussion lawsuit and faced a barrage of criticism and sharply worded questions o ...

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Georgia Tech Athletic Budget Up For FY '15

Georgia Tech's projected FY '15 budget of $73.7M is "about a 10 percent increase" over the FY '14 budget of $66.9M, according to Ken Sugiura of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. However, a "considerable chunk of the increase is a one-time expenditure" on improvements to the baseball program's Russ C ...

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VT's Babcock Against Alcohol Sales

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