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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

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06/18/14
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The LSU football program expects to "distribute a record 73,000-plus season tickets this year, and the school has already sold more than 30,000 tickets to the season-opening game" against Wisconsin at NRG Stadium, according to Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge ADVOCATE. The school’s "season-ti ...

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06/17/14
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06/17/14
Hermann Hits One-Year Mark As Rutgers AD

One week into her tenure as Rutgers AD last June, Julie Hermann "vowed to take a 'deep dive to understand all things Scarlet Knights' and then create a strategic plan for transitioning to the Big Ten Conference," according to Keith Sargeant of the ASBURY PARK PRESS. As her first year "came to a clos ...

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06/17/14
UK-UL Basketball Game Will Benefit HOF

Both Louisville and Kentucky yesterday announced that "they'll play Dec. 27 at the KFC Yum! Center in a game televised on ESPN2 and called the 'Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout,'" according to Kyle Tucker of the Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL. A portion of the proceeds from the game "will benefit t ...

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06/11/14
Syracuse, Georgetown Renew Hoops Rivalry

Georgetown and Syracuse, whose "fierce rivalry defined the glory days of the original Big East Conference, will resume their storied men’s basketball series with a four-year home-and-home series scheduled to tip off at Verizon Center" during the '15-16 season, according to Liz Clarke of the WA ...

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06/11/14
"Daily Show" Hits On NCAA Likeness Debate

The NCAA was a target on last night's "The Daily Show," with host Jon Stewart noting the organization on Monday settled its lawsuit "with former college basketball and football players who were seeking compensation for the millions of dollars in profit the NCAA had made off their likeness and video ...

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06/10/14
O'Bannon Testifies As Trial Begins

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06/10/14
WCC Names Lynn Holzman Commissioner

The West Coast Conference has named Lynn Holzman Commissioner, filling the void left by Jamie Zaninovich, who leaves to become Pac-12 Deputy Commissioner later this week. Holzman had been with the conference as Exec Senior Associate Commissioner & COO and previously worked for 16 years in the NC ...

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06/09/14
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Since NCAA President Mark Emmert took over in '10, his organization has "faced a relentless barrage of criticism, most commonly accusations that it perpetuates what some think is the exploitation of young athletes," according to Strauss & Eder of the N.Y. TIMES. The NCAA today is "scheduled ...

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