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Virginia Tech AD Whit Babcock Addresses Bristol Game, COA, Autonomy In Q&A

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 30 / 15

Virginia Tech AD Whit Babcock "touches on his first year and a half" in the job, as well as "the evolution of the Hokie Club ... and whether or not Babcock foresees an overseas game in the Hokies' future" in a two-part Q&A with Andy Bitter of the ROANOKE TIMES. Below are excerpts of the Q&A:...

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More Schools Decide On Cost Of Attendance

All Arizona State athletes on full scholarship will "receive $2,000-$2,500 more in 2015-16 to cover the full cost of attendance,” according to Jeff Metcalfe of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. The gap between ASU cost of attendance in ‘14-15 in a full scholarship “was $2,497 for those living ...

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Texas Approves Beer, Wines Sales At Football Games

After more than a year of discussions by two chancellors and two school presidents, Univ. of Texas officials yesterday announced that beer and wine sales have been "approved for the public concession stands" during football games at Royal-Memorial Stadium this fall, according to Brian Davis of the A ...

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Nebraska Sells Majority Of Remaining FB Tickets

The Univ. of Nebraska by yesterday afternoon had sold "nearly all" of the almost 1,500 football season tickets for '15 that remained, according to the Lincoln JOURNAL STAR. There remains a "limited number of single-season tickets scattered throughout Memorial Stadium" that are available online ( JO ...

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Texas Partners With Tailgating Company

Univ. of Texas officials have "entered into a partnership" with Auburn-based Tailgate Guys, a company that "provides pop-up tents, tables, chairs and just about anything else you can imagine for a ready-made tailgate party," according to Brian Davis of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. UT fans beginnin ...

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Colleges Preparing Cost-Of-Attendance Programs

Mississippi State Univ. athletes beginning next school year "will have to complete a specially designed version" of radio host Dave Ramsey’s collegiate course to receive their cost-of-attendance stipend, according to Andy Staples of SI.com. The program "will focus strictly on the money," with ...

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Rutgers' Hermann Focused On Fundraising

Rutgers AD Julie Hermann enters her second year in leading an athletic department that "faced its share of adversity" in her first year, and "faces a similar set of challenges in the year ahead," according to Keith Sargeant of the Newark STAR-LEDGER. Hermann said that the biggest issue continues to ...

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TV Deal Boosts ACC Revenue In '13-14

The ACC reported $302.3M in revenue for '13-14, "placing the conference fourth" behind the Pac-12, Big Ten and SEC, according to Jon Solomon of CBSSPORTS.com. Revenue was up 30% for the year after increasing by 4% from '11-12 to '12-13. TV revenue increased 35% to $197.2M "through a new deal with ES ...

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Maryland Proposes Alcohol Sales For Football, Hoops

Univ. of Maryland President Wallace Loh this morning in a campuswide letter announced that the school "has submitted a proposal to sell beer and wine during athletic events at its two main campus venues, Byrd Stadium and Xfinity Center," according to Roman Stubbs of the WASHINGTON POST. The Prince G ...

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Florida Increases Athletic Budget For Next Year

The board overseeing the Univ. of Florida's athletic program yesterday approved a $113M budget for next year, a $9.3M increase over the current year that includes "money to help improve the quality of life for student athletes and build more sports facilities," according to a front-page piece by Jef ...

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Mississippi State Reports Record Profit

Mississippi State's athletic department "reported a record profit" of $7.8M for the '14-15 academic year, a "sign of the times at a university that has increased revenue and branding across the board in recent years," according to Brandon Walker of the Columbus COMMERCIAL DISPATCH. MSU has "turned r ...

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