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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 16 / 17

Kansas State University’s ballyhooed sellout streak of 33 straight games was in jeopardy just a few weeks before the 2017 season. The school had increased ticket prices and a soft opener against Central Arkansas left the Wildcats with hundreds of tickets to move. “Having sold out so m...

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NCAA's Dempsey to speak money

The financial dilemma facing the NCAA will be one of the topics addressed by outgoing NCAA President Cedric Dempsey on Wednesday when he gives what likely will be his final public speech as head of the organization. Dempsey will give the keynote address at the inaugural SportsBusiness ...

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Coast to coast

ATLANTA 'Idol' finalist to sing at bowl R.J. Helton of Cumming, Ga., a top-five finalist on last summer's hit television show "American Idol," will sing the national anthem at the 35th anniversary Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Dec. 31 and at the Russell Athletic Shootout women's ...

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Martins BASKETBALL Alex Martins was named senior vice president of marketing and branding for the New Orleans Hornets . COLLEGES The University of Houston named John Robinson Jr. senior associate ath ...

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Time to end the Big Colleges' Scam

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. O K, sports fans. It's time for a poll. If computers and sportswriters picked baseball's World Series teams this year, how many SportsBusiness Journal readers think the games would have been played by the San Francisco Giants ...

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SBJ/ESPN Sports Poll

From September 2001 through August 2002, ESPN Sports Poll, a service of TNS Intersearch, asked more than 5,500 college basketball fans what their favorite team was. Here are the results of the survey. To read: 28.8 percent of college basketball fans in New England cited the U ...

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Byrne to become Texas A&M's AD

Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Byrne accepted the job last Tuesday to become athletic director at Texas A&M. Byrne Texas A&M officials said in a release that Byrne was hired based on his track record heading oth ...

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Bowl game letters-of-credit due

T he Seattle Bowl and the Silicon Valley Football Classic were given a final deadline of last Friday to submit letters of credit to the NCAA for their bowl games this football postseason. The original deadline for the letters of credit, which guarantee payment to participat ...

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Facilities briefs

Vikes: No to school site The Minnesota Vikings have told University of Minnesota officials that a site selected by the school's project consultants for a joint-use stadium is too small and isolated to satisfy the needs of the NFL team. The team and the university are working together ...

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UConn football on track for Big East

The University of Connecticut's unexpected success on the football field this season has given the program a significant boost in its efforts to become a nationally prominent team. In only their third year playing at the NCAA's highest football division, the Huskies pulled off a 6-6 season ...

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Sponsorship briefs

Allstate commits to Newell Allstate Insurance Co. is the new presenting sponsor of the 6-year-old Pete Newell Challenge college basketball doubleheader in a one-year deal. Allstate will invest about $75,000 in the event, which this year features California vs. Kansas and Stanford vs. ...

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