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NCAA's Emmert Defends Scholarship Values, Insurance Coverage On ESPN Radio

04 / 18 / 14

NCAA President Mark Emmert appeared on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" Friday morning and talked about several of the bigger issues facing the organization, including whether the value of a scholarship is enough, granting student-athletes unlimited food and the unionization efforts at Northwestern. E...

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02/20/14
CAPA Making Strides Toward Unionization

If the College Athletes Players Association hearing at the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday "were a football game, it could be said that CAPA tied it up on Wednesday after trailing big heading into the day," according to Seth Gruen of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Attorneys for Northwestern Univ. ...

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02/20/14
Colorado Officials Map Out Strategic Plan

The Univ. of Colorado athletic department yesterday at its Board of Regents meeting presented a long-term strategic plan that has "more than 100 target metrics, which includes the football team earning bowl berths in the next two seasons as well as playing in the Pac-12 Conference championship game" ...

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02/19/14
Northwestern's Colter Testifies In NLRB Hearing

Former Northwestern Univ. QB Kain Colter yesterday at a National Labor Relations Board hearing in Chicago "detailed a grueling football schedule that he contends didn't allow him to pursue his dream of becoming an orthopedic surgeon," according to a front-page piece by Cancino & Greenstein of th ...

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02/14/14
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Attendance Down

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02/13/14
NLRB Hearings By Football Players Begin

Attorneys for both Northwestern Univ. and the school’s football players seeking to unionize “provided opening statements Wednesday in Chicago on the issue of whether college athletes are university employees," according to Alejandra Cancino of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Players and "other witn ...

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02/13/14
Rutgers To Pay AAC $11.5M Settlement For Exit

Rutgers Univ. yesterday announced that it has "agreed to pay" an $11.5M penalty for "withdrawing early" from the AAC, according to Patricia Alex of the Bergen RECORD. Rutgers will join the Big Ten on July 1, withdrawing "one year early from its membership in the AAC." School officials hope the new c ...

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02/12/14
Nebraska Awaits Big Ten Windfall

The Univ. of Nebraska's move to the Big Ten "hasn't proven a B1G winner so far” when it comes to the athletic department's bottom line, but NU in three years should be "headed for a big financial score," according to Kent Sievers of the OMAHA WORLD-HERALD. NU will “finally be o ...

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02/12/14
UK Announces Tix Prices For Renovated Stadium

Univ. of Kentucky football season tickets for '15 in the renovated Commonwealth Stadium "will cost $320 (for eight games in 2015) with a specific K-Fund donation required for many of the seats," according to Jennifer Smith of the LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER. Costs will range from $2,500 " ...

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02/10/14
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ACC officials have "broached the idea of a model in which conference teams would play eight league games and one SEC opponent" during each football season, according to sources cited by Heather Dinich of ESPN.com. Florida State, Georgia Tech, Clemson and incoming member Louisville "already have buil ...

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