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Prejudicial BCS system ripe for reform

I n July, the 54 Division I-A schools that do not belong to the six elite athletic conferences formed the Coalition for Athletics Reform. Their goal is to open up the present Bowl Championship Series so that all Division I-A institutions have an equal chance to compete for the nat ...

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Double setback for single-entity leagues

A few short years ago, a number of people in the sports industry (including myself) were writing about a business structure that was going to revolutionize how sports leagues were run. The Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) combines the advantages of a corporation, such as limit ...

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Biz issues to watch for

Summer is officially over, and September marks the start of a frenzied final four months in sports business for 2004. From baseball's pennant races to new college and pro football seasons, there are plenty of issues that we'll be keeping a watchful eye on this autumn: With 17 of i ...

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Criticisms of MLB, Selig off base

I t is only because SportsBusiness Journal is so widely read and respected that it is necessary for Major League Baseball — again — to respond to an unsupported attack on the commissioner of baseball by Andrew Zimbalist [" Trading on baseball's competitive integrity ," ...

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Career is lost, but dad’s love endures

I 've always been a little preoccupied with the relationship between fathers and sons. Perhaps that's why I'm drawn to sports. Whether you sit in bleachers, dugout or front office, sports is pregnant with poignant pop stories. And if you've read this column with regularity, you kn ...

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NCAA’s tourney limit a bad idea

I n April 2001, the NCAA Management Council cleared the way for the NCAA to limit a school's participation in exempt basketball tournaments to two within a four-year period while increasing the maximum number of overall games allowed from 28 to 29. The stated rationale was that exempt t ...

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Critical calls ahead for Tagliabue

The NFL kicks off its 84th season Thursday night in the nation's capital, and by all measures, the business of the National Football League is strong, perhaps stronger than ever. NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue acknowledges as much in our pages this week, but he is mindful to point out the c ...

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The summer of mega deals

Call this the summer of the big business deal. The last three months have brought a frenzy of big-dollar sponsorship, media and marketing deals the likes of which have never been seen in the sports business industry. Billions of dollars are changing hands, and that is a pretty clear vote of ...

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