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    NCAA's Emmert Defends Scholarship Values, Insurance Coverage On ESPN Radio

    Published April 18, 2014

    ...people say, ‘Oh my God, look at all of the money colleges are getting and earning and making off of a sport... ” Emmert was asked if colleges are losing out on money by giving out scholarship...

    Tags: Colleges, NCAA
  • SBD Article

    Texas AD Says Schools Will Strip Down Sports Dramatically If Forced To Pay Players

    Published April 18, 2014

    ...ayers like professionals, Patterson believes most colleges would stop competing in most NCAA sports altogeth...

    Tags: Colleges, Big 12
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    NCAA OKs Proposal Giving Unlimited Meals, Snacks To All Division I Student-Athletes

    Published April 16, 2014

    The NCAA D-I Legislative Council yesterday "enacted legislation allowing unlimited meals and snacks for athletes," according to Rachel Bachman of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Before the change, NCAA rules "allowed three meals a day for athletes on full scholarship but limited snacks, and limited meals for walk-ons and those on partial scholarships." But athletes who lived off campus "sometimes found stipends inadequate to pay for meals." The action "isn't considered final" until the D-I BOD meets...

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    Panel Of Administrators Says NCAA Business Model Must Change To Survive

    Published April 16, 2014

    A panel of college administrators "agree the NCAA business model has to change to survive" an evolving financial landscape for conferences, according to Teresa Walker of the AP. Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner Beth DeBauche "sees the current crisis as an opportunity to make college athletics healthier than ever," and yesterday's panel, which also included Univ. of Kentucky AD Mitch Barnhart and former Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe, "also agreed the question now is how to do that." Barnhar...

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    Aresco Bullish On AAC's Future In Post-BCS Era Despite Less Guaranteed TV, Bowl Money

    Published April 16, 2014

    While the five top college football conferences have "cobbled together their power and TV value into a cartel that now dominates the sport," AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco said that his league "isn’t going away," according to Kevin McNamara of the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL. Aresco "can’t speak more proudly about his league" after its first season produced a BCS bowl win and national championships in men's and women's basketball. Aresco said, "I really did think we had this type of potential, just mayb...

    Tags: AAC, Colleges
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    This Is 40: New AAC-Sun Belt Bowl Game Set To Debut Next Year In Orlando

    Published April 16, 2014

    The AAC and Sun Belt conferences have committed to send teams to a new bowl game in Orlando beginning next year, pushing the "number of bowls in 2015 to a record 40," according to Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com. The game will be called the Cure Bowl and will "benefit breast cancer-related charities." It will be played at the Citrus Bowl, joining the Russell Athletic and Capital One bowls in calling the stadium home. Sources said that the Cure Bowl "applied to be certified by the NCAA to begin in ...

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  • SBJ Article

    CFP officials find plenty of ideas at Final Four

    Published April 14, 2014

    Some of the most interested observers at the men’s Final Four in Dallas were executives from the College Football Playoff. Executive Director Bill Hancock, COO Michael Kelly and the rest of the 12-person team from the CFP blanketed all of the NCAA’s fan events throughout Final Four weekend to gauge what might work for the football national championship. The format for the CFP’s initial championship game on Monday, Jan. 12, at AT&T Stadium is starti...

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    Kentucky is top draw during CBS-Turner era

    Published April 14, 2014 by John Ourand & Austin Karp

    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 CBS still posted some of the tournament’s biggest ratings, it is not a surprise that TBS’s four most viewed NCAA tournament games since it acquired the package in 2011 came this year. Kentucky has proved to...

    Tags: Colleges, Research and Ratings
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    Northwestern Formally Appeals NLRB's Union Ruling Ahead Of Team's Vote On Issue

    Published April 10, 2014

    Northwestern Univ. yesterday "formally appealed the ruling that classified its scholarship football players as employees and cleared the way for them to form a union," claiming that NLRB Regional Dir Peter Sung Ohr "mischaracterized, slanted and ignored relevant facts" in his ruling, according to Cancino & Greenstein of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. NU said that the NLRB "failed to consider the tax implications for student-athletes receiving scholarships." If those scholarships are taxed, that burden ...

    Tags: Colleges, NCAA
  • SBD Article

    SEC Revenue Up More Than $41M In '12-13, While Slive Sees 25% Increase In Base Pay

    Published April 10, 2014

    The SEC in its first fiscal year with Missouri and Texas A&M as conference members "raised its total revenue" by more than $41M to $314.5M, according to tax filings cited by Steve Berkowitz of USA TODAY. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive's base compensation for the '12 calendar year "increased by just over $230,000" to nearly $1.2M. That 25% raise "helped offset the absence of bonus compensation" in '12 for Slive. But even with the conference's "overall revenue increase, it reported losing money fo...

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    John Calipari In New Book Says NCAA Could Crumble Unless It Embraces Reform

    Published April 09, 2014

    Univ. of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari "likens the NCAA to a dying superpower and believes the college-sports governing body faces extinction unless it embraces reform," according to Ben Cohen of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Calipari, in his upcoming book, "Players First: Coaching From the Inside Out," writes, "The situation reminds me a little of the Soviet Union in its last years. It was still powerful. It could still hurt you. But you could see it crumbling, and it was just a m...

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    Univ. Of Maryland Launching Marketing Campaign Around Big Ten Switch

    Published April 09, 2014

    As Maryland's move to the Big Ten "approaches, the school is planning a broad marketing campaign that will include a new slogan (THINK B1G) and celebratory events" on campus and in Baltimore, the DC area and N.Y., according to Jeff Barker of the Baltimore SUN. The plan, which was developed by a school task force and announced yesterday, states it will feature a "comprehensive two-month THINK B1G marketing campaign" that will include "outdoor billboards, campus signage, social media marketing,...

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