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Virginia Tech AD Babcock Ends Speculation About Possibly Fining Football Players

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 27 / 15

Virginia Tech AD Whit Babcock last night said that the athletic department "won’t fine athletes as a disciplinary measure, which was a response to Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster suggesting docking cost-of-attendance money could be a possibility for the program," according to Norm Wood o...

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Univ. Of Texas At 92% Of '14 Football Tix Sales

Univ. of Texas Senior Associate AD & CRO Steve Hank on Thursday announced that football season-ticket sales stand "at 52,823 for the 2015 season," which is 92.3% of last year’s total of 57,233 season tickets sold to the public, suite holders and faculty members, according to Brian Davis of ...

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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

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Colleges Preparing Cost-Of-Attendance Programs

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Rutgers' Hermann Focused On Fundraising

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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

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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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