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Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys In Talks To End Ecclestone Trial

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Prosecutors and attorneys for  Bernie Ecclestone are "in talks about a possible deal to end" the F1 CEO's bribery trial in Germany. His defense team today called for "proceedings to be closed, citing a lack of evidence that Ecclestone was criminally responsible and asserting that the proc...

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College Football Playoff Unveils New Trophy

CFP execs were looking for a design that was bold and contemporary The National Championship Trophy presented by Dr Pepper was unveiled by College Football Playoff execs yesterday, and it was "modeled after the ...

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Texas Hires The Aspire Group To Manage Ticket Sales

Texas "has tabbed The Aspire Group to manage athletic ticket sales and services for the school," according to John Lombardo of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The deal "calls for Aspire to run the sales operations for all ticketed sports at Texas, including football, baseball, men’s and women&rsq ...

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MSU, K-State Use Twitter To Reach Deal

Mississippi State and Kansas State have an “informal agreement” to play a two-game series in football in a deal reached over Twitter, a “first in the world of college scheduling,” according to Kellis Robinett of the K.C. STAR. MSU will play at K-State in ’18, with the g ...

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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

Virginia Tech AD Whit Babcock last week stressed that he "has no plans to introduce the sale of beer or liquor at Hokies’ venues at this point and questioned whether the concept would be right for Tech’s rural, community-oriented campus," according to Mike Barber of the RICHMOND TIMES-DI ...

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Kansas State Outlines Increased Athletic Budget

Kansas State Univ. “expects its athletic budget to grow” to $65.7M for FY '15, according to Kellis Robinett of the K.C. STAR. The “projected rise” is a $5.65M increase from '14, but a $4.8M drop from '13, in which KSU’s operating revenue "was nearly" $70.5M. KSU AD John ...

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Univ. of Miami Signs Fermata For Licensing

Learn more about Fermata Partners The Univ. of Miami yesterday announced that it has signed Fermata Partners to be its licensing agency. UM had been with IMG-owned Collegiate Licensing Co. The new deal with Atlanta-based Fermata begins immediately and marks the second major college ...

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