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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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Title IX a quota system

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Keeping score in the real game

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NCAA president search near end

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. T he search for the NCAA's next president is nearing its end. The committee in charge of selecting the association's next president said it is on track to name an individual to replace Cedric Dempsey in early Nove ...

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Vikings, UM face deadline

The University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Vikings have reached the make-or-break stage in negotiations for a joint-use, on-campus stadium. The state Legislature has told the school it must produce pre-design documents and a memorandum of understanding — basically, a contractual a ...

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Where are the black head coaches?

A ll across the nation, cheers greeted the return of college and pro football. Baseball's tangled labor negotiations and questions about steroid usage made the start of these seasons even more anticipated than usual. With great players, great teams and their fans, the fall arrived ...

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Host shrinks NCAA role

Host Communications will no longer be the sponsorship sales agent for the NCAA. In an agreement reached last week between Host and CBS Sports, CBS said it will assume all corporate partner marketing sales and servicing responsibilities for the NCAA. CBS, which holds NCAA television ...

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ADs ask for more simple rules

Division I-A athletic directors, frustrated with the current NCAA governance structure, are calling for the organization to simplify its rule-making processes. At its annual meeting last week, the Division I-A Athletic Directors Association, which comprises AD ...

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Yahoo!, Clear Channel deal

I magine a deal where no money is exchanged, no barter arrangement is hammered out. Two companies simply agree to a clutter-free swap. Yahoo! Sports and Clear Channel Sports just struck such a pact. Clear Channel handed Yahoo! the rights to run live audiocasts of Penn State, ...

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