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  • SBD Article

    American Conference's Mike Aresco Talks TV Deal, Issues Facing NCAA

    Published August 28, 2014 by Joe Perez

    Heading into year two, AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco envisions more success f...

    Tags: College Football Preview, AAC
  • SBD Article

    Minding My Business With AAC Assistant Commissioner of Digital Media Mark Hodgkin

    Published August 06, 2014 by Alex Silverman

    Name: Mark Hodgkin Title: American Athletic Conference Assistant Commissioner of Digital Media Age: 30 Where I’m from: Providence, R.I. Where I call home: Providence Focusing on right now: Increasing brand awareness Hodgkin is a strong believer in the power of Twitter, and keeps it open most of the day Best advice: At the end of the day, besides your wife and your family, you have two people that you have to keep...

    Tags: People and Pop Culture, AAC
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    SMU Sees $350,000 In Beer, Wine Sales For Home Basketball Games

    Published July 30, 2014

    SMU sold "nearly $350,000 in beer and wine at basketball games last season, far outpacing sales for other concessions," according to Melissa Repko of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The boost in sales from beer and wine "suggests SMU could see sizable increases in revenue when it expands sales this fall to football games at Ford Stadium." SMU began "offering alcoholic beverages to the general public at men’s basketball games in January when it reopened the renovated Moody Coliseum." But Ford Stadium...

    Tags: Colleges, AAC
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    Houston's Stadium Naming-Rights Deal With TDECU One Of The Most Lucrative In FBS

    Published July 09, 2014

    Texas Dow Employees Credit Union will pay $15M "over 10 years to rebrand" the Univ. of Houston's new 40,000-seat on-campus football stadium TDECU Stadium, according to Joseph Duarte of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. The $1.5M annual value of the deal "is the most" for an FBS school. UH AD Mack Rhoades said, "We certainly had a goal in mind that we looked at market value and what was happening across the country, what we really thought our value was worth not just in athletics but the university as a ...

    Tags: Facilities, AAC
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    Minding My Business With UConn Senior Associate AD Angie Cretors

    Published May 28, 2014 by Josh Carpenter

    Name: Angie Cretors Position: UConn Senior Associate AD/NCAA Rules Education & Compliance Age: 37 Where I’m from: Lenexa, Kan. Where I call home: Coventry, Conn. Focusing on right now: Revamping policies and procedures to be in line with new NCAA regulations. Cretors is enjoying a new role after 10 years in enforcement left her feeling burned out Best advice: Always try hard and not to f...

    Tags: People and Pop Culture, AAC
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    Aresco Bullish On AAC's Future In Post-BCS Era Despite Less Guaranteed TV, Bowl Money

    Published April 16, 2014

    ...alue into a cartel that now dominates the sport," AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco said that his league "is... " However, McNamara notes the AAC will "ultimately sink or swim if it can succeed o... ...ay night windows," the BCS system is gone and the AAC "no longer gets a guaranteed spot in the marquee... " McNamara notes the AAC has a "long-term lease" in Providence (PROVIDENCE...

    Tags: AAC, Colleges
  • SBD Article

    We Are Headed North: AAC Moves Men's Basketball Tournament To XL Center

    Published April 15, 2014

    The AAC played its inaugural men's tourney at FedExForum... " The AAC women's tourney was played at Mohegan Sun Arena t... ...option to play there again" in '15, meaning both AAC tournaments would be in Connecticut next year.

    Tags: Events and Attractions, AAC
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    UConn's Basketball Success Could Boost Merchandise Sales, Applications, Donations

    Published April 08, 2014

    UConn for the second time in 10 years has sent both its men's and women's basketball teams to the championship game, meaning the programs are again "likely to be a boon for the university and its bottom line," according to Adam Molon of NBCNEWS.com. UConn Associate AD/Communications Mike Enright said, "It brings great notoriety for the teams, but it also brings great notoriety for the university." He said that based on observation from the '04 season, higher merchandise sales "on items like T...

    Tags: Colleges, AAC
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    Aresco Happy With First Year Of AAC, As Football, Hoops Exceed Expectations

    Published March 12, 2014

    ...ent today, Commissioner Mike Aresco believes that AAC football and basketball "have exceeded all expect... " Aresco also touched on building the AAC's name, saying, "We've got to build our brand.

    Tags: Colleges, AAC
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    Rutgers To Pay AAC $11.5M Settlement For Exit Out Of Athletic Budget

    Published February 13, 2014

    5M penalty for "withdrawing early" from the AAC, according to Patricia Alex of the Bergen RECORD.... ...rawing "one year early from its membership in the AAC. ...ter announcing its intention to withdraw from the AAC, said that it faced $10M in "penalties from the c... ...single check," as it already has paid $5M to the AAC -- $2.5M payment from the AAC this spring for its December appearance in the Ne...

    Tags: Colleges, Big Ten, AAC
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    New Cincinnati AD Mike Bohn: Power Conference Membership Is Top Priority

    Published February 07, 2014

    New Univ. of Cincinnati AD Mike Bohn on Thursday during his introductory press conference said getting out of the American Athletic Conference and into one of the five power conferences is "the No. 1 priority," according to Tom Groeschen of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. Bohn: "I lived it myself when I led the (Colorado) move to the Pac-12, and I understand how important that is." UC President Santa Ono said that the school "interviewed Bohn and four other finalists," and that Bohn was "given a fiv...

    Tags: Colleges, AAC
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    UCF Struggling To Sell Off Fiesta Bowl Ticket Allotment, On The Hook For Over $5M

    Published December 16, 2013

    UCF so far has sold just 5,000 tickets for its Jan. 1 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl matchup against Baylor, "less than one-third" of the school's 17,500 ticket allotment it is "required to purchase for the bowl game," according to Paul Tenorio of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. The figure "includes band members and player and team compensatory tickets -- meaning fewer than 5,000 tickets have been sold." The tickets sales could "have a significant impact on the financial implications of the bowl trip." UCF is "o...

    Tags: AAC, Colleges
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