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NBA Sends Draft Lottery Issue To Committee For More Study

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 22 / 14

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver  today said that owners have sent back the issue of draft lottery reform to the league's competition committee for additional study with a need to find the right balance between creating appropriate incentives and allowing a draft to work as it should. He also addr...

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USC AD Pat Haden last night issued an apology for "interacting with officials on the sideline" during the USC-Stanford game on Saturday, according to Gary Klein of the L.A. TIMES. Haden is a member of the CFP selection committee, so his actions "sparked controversy and calls for him to be removed fr ...

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Florida Making Efforts To Be More Fan Friendly

Univ. of Florida administrators prior to the school's 4-8 football season in '13 "were under the mistaken impression that no matter what, the Swamp would always be packed with passionate fans," but the athletics staff has since "done a complete image overhaul in hopes of winning back some disgruntl ...

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NCAA Files Motion In Response To O'Bannon Ruling

The NCAA and 11 of its conferences "filed a motion late Thursday seeking the dismissal of a series of federal lawsuits that aim to dramatically remake the current system governing scholarships for college athletes and open the door to higher compensation for players," according to Kevin Vaughan of F ...

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NCAA Faces Suit Challenging Scholarship Limits

The NCAA "faces another antitrust lawsuit that in part tries to use the Ed O'Bannon ruling to challenge the number and duration of scholarships" for D-I football players, according to Jon Solomon of CBSSPORTS.com. Former Colorado State K Durrell Chamorro "filed a class-action suit last week in ...

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Filing Hints NCAA's Strategy In O'Bannon Appeal

The NCAA on Thursday night "strongly hinted at the primary arguments it plans to make in its appeal" of U.S. District Court judge Claudia Wilken's decision in the Ed O'Bannon class-action antitrust lawsuit, according to Steve Berkowitz of USA TODAY. In a filing with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court o ...

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Wazzu Football Not Returning To Seattle In '15

The Washington State football team's game tomorrow against Rutgers at CenturyLink Field will be its "last home game in Seattle for the foreseeable future," according to Jacob Thorpe of the Spokane SPOKESMAN-REVIEW. With the exception of '10, WSU has "played one home game" there every year since '02. ...

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UNCC Looks For Tix Sales Boost In Second Year

The UNC-Charlotte football team is entering its second year with PSLs renewed at a 98% rate, but AD Judy Rose indicated that season-ticket sales "are about 60 percent of 2013," according to David Scott of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The team averaged 15,541 fans for its inaugural season in the 15,3 ...

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Lawyers For O'Bannon Plaintiffs Seeking $52.4M

Lawyers for the Ed O'Bannon plaintiffs are seeking $52.4M in "attorneys' fees and recoverable costs from the NCAA due to their recent victory in the five-year-old case," according to Jon Solomon of CBSSPORTS.com. The O'Bannon plaintiffs "filed the motion late Friday night as the appeals process gets ...

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The SEC on Wednesday announced that it is "taking steps to improve the 'fan experience' at games this season," as at least 12 of the 14 conference members are trying to "improve concessions with more areas and will offer ordering with smart phones and expanded menus," according to David Jones of FLO ...

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UW To Sell Alcohol In New SRO Section

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