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FCC Refuses To Block Dan Snyder Radio Station License Renewal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 19 / 14

The FCC has “dismissed an attempt to block the broadcast license renewal of a radio station that belongs” to Redskins Owner Dan Snyder ( WASHINGTON POST, 12/19 ). An activist attorney was “seeking to strip” the license of a Virginia radio station “because the outlet...

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12/04/14
Schools Settle "Classic Aggie" Dispute

New Mexico State Univ. and Oklahoma State Univ. yesterday announced that they have "reached a licensing agreement, settling a federal lawsuit OSU had filed in October over NMSU's use of a Pistol Pete image," according to a front-page piece by James Staley of the LAS CRUCES SUN-NEWS. The schoo ...

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12/03/14
UAB Officially Terminates Football Program

UAB yesterday officially "terminated its football program," making it the first D-I football team "to be shuttered" since '95, according to a front-page piece by Kelsey Stein of the BIRMINGHAM NEWS. UAB President Ray Watts said that the decision "had more to do with determining the university's prio ...

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12/03/14
Minnesota Raising Football Scholarship Seating Fees

The Univ. of Minnesota will increase its "scholarship seating donations at TCF Bank Stadium for the next three seasons to support the athletic department's operating budget and help provide for upcoming payments to athletes for the full cost of attendance," according to Fuller & Lafferty of the ...

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12/03/14
Georgetown Debuts New Promo For Holidays

The Georgetown men's basketball team is "debuting a new promotion this season" in an attempt to draw more fans to two home games at Verizon Center "over the holidays," according to Dan Steinberg of the WASHINGTON POST. The "Student-for-a-Day" promo is available for two games -- Dec. 20 against ...

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12/02/14
Big 12 Announces Scholarship Enhancements

Big 12 officials yesterday announced that the conference “will allow its members to offer multiyear scholarships and increased aid to ‘full cost of attendance’ for no less than a student-athlete’s period of eligibility,” beginning with the ’15 fall semester, accor ...

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12/02/14
FGCU Spending Big On Men's Hoops

Florida Gulf Coast Univ. has made an "extraordinary effort" in the past five years to fund men's basketball, which "brings in the most revenue to the athletic department and the most exposure to the university as a whole," according to a front-page piece by Joseph Cranney of the NAPLES DAILY NEWS. F ...

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12/01/14
Source: UAB Folding Football Program

The Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham “is firing” AD Brian Mackin and “will announce later this week that it will be shutting down its football program,” according to a source cited by Thayer Evans of SI.com. The announcement “will likely be Thursday and is a move the booster ...

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11/25/14
UNC To Pay Duke For $25,000 In Damages

The North Carolina football team following Thursday night's win at Duke "left significant damage to Duke’s facilities that will likely exceed $25,000, causing the school to apologize and foot the bill for repairs," according to Steve Wiseman of the Durham HERALD-SUN. Light blue spray paint "ca ...

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11/24/14
Plank Discusses His Relationship With Alma Mater

Under Armour Founder, Chair & CEO and Univ. of Maryland alum Kevin Plank acknowledged that he "contributes plenty of ideas and money" to his alma mater but added that he "does not issue mandates about such things as conference shifts or coaching changes," according to Jeff Barker of the Baltimor ...

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11/24/14
Brandon Got Fundraising Job Done At Michigan

The Michigan athletic department's "turbulent fall ... hasn't hit the department in the pocketbook," as donations "are up" about $1.1M compared to this time last year, according to records cited in a front-page piece by David Jesse of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. Still, the number of people "donatin ...

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