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Super Bowl Ticket Prices Climb Above $5,000 For Worst Seats

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 29 / 15

Multiple tickets brokers said that they are "having issues filling pre-sold orders" for Super Bowl XLIX due to "tight inventory and 'worst seat available' prices that have pushed as high as $5,700 per ticket." As of yesterday afternoon, the cheapest seats in Univ. of Phoenix Stadium were "going for ...

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Attendance For SEC Hoops Down Again

Basketball attendance across the SEC "is down -- again," as the current average (10,275) "would be the smallest total for the league in three decades," according to Rick Bozich of Louisville-based WDRB.com. It is "not an alarming number, a decline of 78 fans per game, from 10,353 last season."  ...

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Cost Of Attendance A Priority At NCAA Convention

The NCAA Convention, which began Thursday in Maryland, "marks the beginning of significant changes to the organization's operational structure," as the Power Five conferences "will convene Saturday with new authority to control many areas," according to George Schroeder of USA TODAY. The "expected p ...

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SEC Revenue Up 4% From '12-13

The SEC reported $325.9M in revenue during '13-14, up 4% from the previous year, and $49.5M "in total assets" by the end of the FY '14, which ended Aug. 31, and SEC schools "received an average payout" of $21M, up slightly from $20.8M in '12-13, according to the conference's new federal tax ret ...

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Tennessee Raises Football Ticket Prices

Univ. of Tennessee football season-ticket prices "will increase" approximately 6.5% for the upcoming season after sales for '14 "snapped a downward trend" that went back to '05, according to a front-page piece by Dustin Dopirak of the Knoxville NEWS-SENTINEL. Season tickets for bleacher seats in Ney ...

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Pitt Interim AD Will Lead Search Committee

Juhl is not considered a candidate for the vacant AD position Univ. of Pittsburgh Chancellor & CEO Patrick Gallagher yesterday "took the first substantive step" to find the school’s new AD ...

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Texas $2.8M In Red For '13-14 Academic Year

The Univ. of Texas athletic department suffered a $2.8M shortfall during the '13-14 academic year, the "first time the department has lost money since" '99-'00, according to financial statements cited by Brian Davis of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. A document shows that the department had approxima ...

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UAB Re-Examining Numbers Used To Kill Football

Facing "intense scrutiny" from his faculty, UAB President Ray Watts on Friday announced an "independent re-examination of financial figures from a study used to justify the elimination of the football , bowling and rifling programs," according to Jon Solomon of CBSSPORTS.com. There were "several di ...

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Univ. Of Michigan President Praises Interim AD

Univ. of Michigan President Mark Schlissel on Friday said that he and interim AD Jim Hackett "will sit down and start talking about how the department should look moving forward," according to David Jesse of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. Schlissel: "I was incredibly fortunate to find Jim Hackett. He ...

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Pitt Begins Search To Replace Fired AD

The Univ. of Pittsburgh this week began its search "to find a replacement" for former AD Steve Pederson, who was fired Dec. 17 after two stints in the athletic department's top spot, according to Sam Werner of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE. The previous time Pitt "had a true search" for an AD in ...

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Pac-12 Seeing Decline In Basketball Attendance

While it is “too early to draw any sweeping conclusions" about this season's attendance for Pac-12 men's basketball, there may be "an attendance problem" for the conference, according to Bud Withers of the SEATTLE TIMES. Last season's total attendance for all conference home games “dropp ...

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