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Selig Reflects On Tech Changes To MLB During His Tenure During B&C HOF Dinner

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 14

MLB Commissioner BUD SELIG last night spoke of the technological changes his league has gone through during the 22 years he has held his position as he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement award at Broadcasting & Cable's annual HOF dinner in N.Y. Joined by Commissioner-elect ROB MANFRED ...

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Wazzu To Open One-Stop Shop In Spokane

Washington State is "opening a downtown Spokane store that will be a one-stop shop for fans and alumni," according to Jody Lawrence-Turner of the Spokane SPOKESMAN-REVIEW. The outlet will be the "first of its kind" for the school. While school stores in Seattle and Everett "offer WSU gear ...

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Arkansas Budget To Balance Around $90M

The Univ. of Arkansas athletic department is "projecting revenues and expenses to approach all-time highs" of nearly $90M in the coming school year, with "revenues buoyed by anticipated increases" of nearly $4.5M in SEC and NCAA distributions, according to Tom Murphy of the ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE ...

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D-I Schools May Seek Antitrust Exemption

Universities with "big-budget sports programs may ask Congress to give the NCAA an antitrust exemption should a federal court rule that it is illegal to forbid college athletes from making money," according to sources cited by Sharon Terlep of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Major college conferences and N ...

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UNLV AD Working Toward Better Finances

UNLV's athletic department "faces a lot of uncertainty because of outside forces," according to Mark Anderson of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. The Power Five conferences are seeking greater autonomy, and "indications are they will receive it." While how that affects UNLV "is uncertain," the school i ...

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NCAA Concussion Settlement Faces Scrutiny

The NCAA yesterday reached a preliminary settlement in a class-action head-injury lawsuit, the "latest attempt by the NCAA to address concerns over athletes' rights," according to Ben Strauss of the N.Y. TIMES. The settlement brings "a significant change in the care and safety of all current and for ...

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SMU Sees $350K In Beer, Wine Sales For Hoops

SMU sold "nearly $350,000 in beer and wine at basketball games last season, far outpacing sales for other concessions," according to Melissa Repko of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The boost in sales from beer and wine "suggests SMU could see sizable increases in revenue when it expands sales this fall to ...

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NCAA Settles Concussion Lawsuit

The NCAA today agreed to "settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit" by creating a $70M fund to "diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports," according to Michael Tarm of the AP. The N ...

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Big Ten's Delany Addresses Push For Autonomy

See the listing for the BIG TEN CONFERENCE Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany yesterday at the conference's media days delivered a message that was "measured in tone and tact ... unlike some of his fellow league leaders," according to Todd Jones of the COLUMBUS DISPATCH. Delany said t ...

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Q&A With Michigan AD Dave Brandon

Univ. of Michigan AD Dave Brandon last week sat for a Q&A with Bob Wojnowski of the DETROIT NEWS, who wrote Brandon "seemed at ease, explaining in confident, measured tones why he pushes so hard to reshape Michigan athletics, and how he handles pushback." Below are excerpts from the Q&A: ...

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Barbour The First Female AD At Penn State

Penn State on Saturday announced the hiring of former Cal AD Sandy Barbour to the same position after a "national search that began just four weeks ago," according to Travis Johnson of the CENTRE DAILY TIMES. Barbour will replace Dave Joyner on Aug. 18. PSU President Eric Barron said Barbour was th ...

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