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Audience Analysis: ESPN Gets Strong Audience For Randy Moss "30 For 30" Documentary

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ESPN drew 2.17 million viewers for “Rand University” on Nov. 11, marking the net’s best documentary audience since the premiere of “The Book Of Manning” on Sept. 24, 2013 and eighth-best documentary audience since the “30 for 30” project began in ’09. ...

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08/21/14
Study: Most FBS Schools Lose Money On Sports

Expenses "exceeded revenue at all but 20 schools" in the FBS, with an average loss of $2.3M among the Power Five conferences, according to an NCAA study of '13 budgets cited by Mike Herndon of the BIRMINGHAM NEWS. The average loss "at all other FBS schools" was $17.6M. The report "did not speci ...

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08/21/14
College Facility Notes

In West Palm Beach, Brian Biggane reported the Florida Atlantic BOT yesterday voted to "name the field at the FAU stadium after Howard Schnellenberger, the legendary coach who founded the program and led the effort to build the stadium." FAU on Sept. 13 will "host a ceremony before the home opener a ...

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08/20/14
Maryland Adds Lifetime Scholarships For Athletes

The Univ. of Maryland "continued to remodel its athletic future Tuesday, announcing it will guarantee lifetime scholarships for athletes in revenue and non-revenue sports," according to Roman Stubbs of the WASHINGTON POST. UM athletes "were previously offered one-year financial agreements subject to ...

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08/20/14
Hawaii Football Tickets At Seven-Year Low

Season-ticket sales for Univ. of Hawaii football "are running 2,000 below last year, and are at a seven year-low," according to Matt Tuohy of the PACIFIC BUSINESS NEWS. UH AD Ben Jay said that 16,055 full season-tickets and 148 mini-packs that include four football games and six volleyball games "ha ...

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08/20/14
WVU Season-Ticket Sales Down 10%

In Pittsburgh, Bob Cohn reports after a 4-8 season in '13, West Virginia has sold "about 4,000 fewer full season tickets" for football compared to the same period last year. WVU last year "sold 33,623 season tickets," but with this year's home opener "about 2 1/2 weeks away, 29,419 have been sold." ...

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08/19/14
Univ. Of Hawaii Considering Cutting Football?

Hawaii AD Ben Jay early yesterday told the school's Board of Regents there was a "very real possibility of football going away," but later clarified his comments, saying he was "in no way" indicating cuts were under consideration, according to Ferd Lewis of the HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER. Jay in ...

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08/19/14
IMG College Signs On With UNC-Asheville

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08/18/14
Navy AD: "Money Is Killing The Game"

The Naval Academy, "by its very nature as a service academy and the fact football players are considered no different than any other midshipman on campus, cannot even consider many of the proposed changes" that could come in the wake of the Power Five conferences gaining autonomy , according to Bil ...

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08/15/14
Boise State Trying To Avoid Ticket Sales Decline

The Boise State football program will "need a strong push to avoid a decline in season-ticket sales for the second consecutive season," according to B.J. Rains of the IDAHO PRESS-TRIBUNE. BSU reported that 20,430 season tickets "had been sold as of Thursday evening, meaning it needs to sell 1,986 t ...

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A recent performance review of former Colorado State AD Jack Graham found that he "clearly articulated his vision for CSU's athletic programs but generally didn't work well with others," according to Kelly Lyell of the Ft. Collins COLORADOAN. Graham, who was fired by CSU last week, received an ove ...

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