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Kentucky is top draw during CBS-Turner era

04 / 14 / 14

During the first three years of CBS and Turner’s NCAA tournament partnership, it was clear who held the most influence: CBS had the biggest games and posted the biggest ratings for the event. This year, though, marked the first time TBS carried Elite Eight and Final Four games. While ...

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08/26/13
College football shrine rising

The College Football Hall of Fame is still a year away from opening its new digs in Atlanta, but the 94,256-square-foot building is beginning to rise from the ground and take shape next to Centennial Park. The hall’s unofficial kickoff, howe ...

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08/26/13
IMG Learfield adds Florida to list

Florida’s home football games conjure images of a packed stadium with close to 90,000 fans doing the Gators’ trademark “Two bits” cheer. But even the most elite football programs are finding that they can use an assist when it comes to selling tickets. ...

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08/26/13
Iowa State starts its own channel

Across the Big 12, Iowa State Athletic Director Jamie Pollard saw his fellow schools creating the Longhorn Network and Sooner Sports TV. Within his own state, Iowa had the Big Ten Network. Pollard felt like he was falling behind and he had to do something to address Iowa State’s growing exp ...

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08/19/13
ACC gets in games with sponsored app

The surge in popularity of mobile gaming apps has finally reached the college space. The ACC and its multimedia rights partner, Raycom Sports, will roll out the ACC Football Challenge on Aug. 28 for Apple and Android devices. The mobile gaming app will feature all 14 of the league’s footbal ...

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08/19/13
Pac-12 moving its HQ to San Francisco

The Pac-12 will consolidate its headquarters with its media enterprise next year, bringing all of the conference’s operations to one location in downtown San Francisco. Commissioner Larry Scott confirmed that the Pac-12 will move out of it ...

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08/19/13
Nelligan back as FAU rights holder

Pat Chun capped off his first year as athletic director at Florida Atlantic earlier this month with a new multimedia rights deal that is expected to pay $25 million over the next 10 years. The agreement extends the relationship between Boca Rato ...

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08/12/13
A&M’s merch boom: More than Manziel

Texas A&M sold a school-record $70 million worth of licensed merchandise during the most recent fiscal year, and not all of it was in the form of Johnny Manziel’s No. 2 football jersey. While the Aggies’ Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback certainly contributed to the elevated sale ...

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08/12/13
Boom times in Aggieland

Texas-size sales The top schools in terms of licensed product sales from July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013 1. Texas 2. Alabama 3. Notre Dame 4. Michigan 5. Kentucky 6. LSU 7. Florida 8. Georgia 9. North Carolina 10. Arkansas 11. Oklahoma 12. Texas A&M 13. Wisconsin 1 ...

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08/05/13
Fluhr’s Spreecast enters college space

Spreecast, the social video platform started by StubHub founder Jeff Fluhr, has found its entrée into college sports through an arrangement with the University of Southern California. The Trojans launched their Spreecast partnership last week with a 45-minute video chat with first-year men ...

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08/05/13
Alabama looks to rework rights deal

The University of Alabama’s timing couldn’t be better. On the heels of winning three of the last four national football titles, the Crimson Tide has decided to renegotiate its multimedia rights contract. Alabama, under the direction of new Athletic Director Bill Battle, is taking adva ...

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