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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 14

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05/27/14
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05/22/14
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The Pac-12 and Big Ten conference commissioners believe that it is "time to bring college sports in line with the century in which its student-athletes are competing," according to John Crumpacker of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Change is "coming to major college sports and the two conferences figure to ...

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05/22/14
ASU's Anderson Discusses NCAA Reform, Facilities

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05/21/14
Pac-12 Presidents Outline NCAA Reform Proposals

Pac-12 presidents last week "sent a letter to their colleagues" at the Big 12, ACC, Big Ten and SEC "calling for sweeping changes to the NCAA model and autonomy for those leagues," according to Antonio Gonzalez of the AP. The presidents "outlined a 10-point plan for reform that includes many proposa ...

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05/21/14
Big Ten Schools Paying Large Guarantees

While Big Ten schools "make millions from football games in their campus stadiums, they also are paying large guarantees for opponents to show up and play," according to Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com. Big Ten teams paid nearly $42M "to visiting teams in all sports" during the '12-13 season. That figur ...

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05/21/14
MWC Evaluates Scheduling BYU

Mountain West Conference Commissioner Craig Thompson said that the conference is “evaluating its scheduling philosophy regarding BYU,” according to Dennis Dodd of CBSSPORTS.com. The MWC “becomes the third conference to consider how it views the FBS independent in terms of schedulin ...

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05/20/14
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05/20/14
Big Ten Still Tops In Revenue

The Big Ten Conference “maintained its status as the nation's highest-revenue college sports league” in FY ‘13, according to federal tax records cited by Steve Berkowitz of USA TODAY. The 12-team Big Ten reported $318.4M in “total revenue for a fiscal year that ended June 30, ...

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