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    Missouri Paying Full Cost Of Attendance For '15-16, While Nebraska Unsure When

    Published January 21, 2015

    com's Dana O'Neil noted due to what the NCAA says is a "shortage of charter aircraft," losing... " Last week, the NCAA "sent a memo to all men's and women's teams alert... ...and the lack of planes simply don't add up." The NCAA would "pick up the hotel tab for the additional n...

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    Power Five Schools Pass Cost-Of-Attendance Scholarship Measure Almost Unanimously

    Published January 19, 2015

    Schools and athlete reps from the NCAA's five wealthiest conferences on Saturday "voted...  The vote, taken during the NCAA's annual convention, "redefines an athletic schol... In N.Y., Marc Tracy notes other than "a few top NCAA officials, the only group outside the Big 5 allow... ...wrote it "may fall above all" to newly appointed NCAA Exec VP/Regulatory Affairs Oliver Luck "to negoti... and even the NCAA itself.

    Tags: NCAA, Colleges
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    Autonomy In Effect At NCAA Convention, Where Cost Of Attendance Is A Top Priority

    Published January 16, 2015

    The NCAA Convention, which began Thursday in Maryland, "ma... ...ake Forest President Nathan Hatch, who chairs the NCAA D-I BOD and also chaired the steering committee f... '" NCAA President Mark Emmert "echoed some of those comme... ...about what autonomy will mean for the rest of the NCAA's members" (USA TODAY, 1/16)." The NCAA "has ramped up spending on its lobbying efforts.

    Tags: Colleges, NCAA
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    Gator Boys: Nike Quietly Extends Apparel Deal With Univ. Of Florida Through '24

    Published January 16, 2015

    The Univ. of  Florida in September "extended Nike's contract to be its official athletic supplier" through '24, according to Matthew Kish of the PORTLAND BUSINESS JOURNAL. UF under the new deal receives $3.1M in Nike product this academic year, up from the $2.1M "it was previously due." The financial increase "is significant because it signals that Nike is willing to write bigger checks to keep key programs" The extension also "might have played a role in the bidding frenzy to become" the Uni...

    Tags: NCAA, SEC, Nike, Marketing and Sponsorship
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    Inaugural CFP Title Game Goes Smoothly, As Officials Envision Return To AT&T Stadium

    Published January 13, 2015

    The "large crowd, clear roads and seamless ticket-related issues for fans" made last night's inaugural CFP National Championship at AT&T Stadium "a win-win-win proposition for CFP and local organizing officials, who envision making a bid to return the event to the Dallas-Fort Worth area" in '20, according to Jimmy Burch of the FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM. AT&T Stadium Special Events Organizing Committee Chair Tommy Bain said, "All the feedback so far is that it’s gone well. We’re very happy and w...

    Tags: NCAA, Events and Attractions
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    CFP Exec Dir Hancock Not Considering Expansion Of Field, But Is Weighing Tweaks

    Published January 12, 2015

    I was delighted to get that call from the NCAA telling us it could happen. ...players, "If you could change anything about the NCAA or college football, what would it be? ...ed in adulation Monday night," are subject to the NCAA's "abuses of power." Those who run NCAA sports "enjoy multimillion-dollar salaries in a m...

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    Inaugural CFP Title Game Has Super Bowl Feel, But Organizers Stress Differences

    Published January 12, 2015

    The fact that the inaugural CFP National Championship will be played tonight at AT&T Stadium hints at "the sort of collegiate Super Bowl this game can be," according to Erik Brady of USA TODAY. CFP selection committee Chair Jeff Long said, "From our standpoint, we are not looking at trying to rival the Super Bowl. Our focus is on doing the best thing for the collegiate model." Brady writes the Super Bowl "is known for corporate crowds and many ticketholders who care more about being there tha...

    Tags: NCAA, Events and Attractions
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    Oregon's National Marketing Prowess Reaches New Heights As Licensing Royalties Grow

    Published January 12, 2015

    You know how the NCAA is" (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 1/12).

    Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NCAA
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    College Football Playoff Semifinals Deliver ESPN Cable TV's Top Two Audiences Ever

    Published January 05, 2015

    The first-ever College Football Playoff semifinals on New Year’s Day delivered ESPN the two best audiences in cable TV history. Ohio State’s upset win over No. 1 Alabama at the Allstate Sugar Bowl in the 9:00pm ET window drew 28.27 million viewers to mark the most-viewed telecast in cable TV history. Oregon’s 59-20 rout of Florida State in the Rose Bowl leading into that late game drew 28.16 million viewers. Both CFP semis passed ESPN’s first-ever BCS national title game in ’11 for the top sp...

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    CFP To Send Interested Host Cities RFPs Early Next Year For '18-20 Games

    Published December 31, 2014

    College Football Playoff COO Michael Kelly on Tuesday said that bids to host future college football national championship games "will go out to interested cities early next year," with RFPs going out "either in late January or early February" to prospective cities who have shown interest in possibly hosing the title game, according to Matt Murschel of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. Kelly added that a decision "would most likely come sometime in late September." CFP officials "are looking to lock up t...

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    Emmert: No Plans To Retire, Oliver Luck Not Hired To Be Successor

    Published December 31, 2014

    NCAA President Mark Emmert said it "would be inaccurat... ...ization's hire of West Virginia AD Oliver Luck as NCAA Exec VP/Regulatory Affairs "a succession plan," a... " Doyel writes hiring Luck means that the NCAA "isn't fooling around," as he "is the home-run hi... " The NCAA pursued Luck "at a time when the popularity of co...

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    NCAA's Luck Reiterates Belief That Athletes Should Be Paid For Use Of Likenesses

    Published December 19, 2014

    Newly hired NCAA Exec VP/Regulatory Affairs Oliver Luck on Thursda... ...forward to having a longer dialogue on this with (NCAA president Mark Emmert). ...s Luck "has a clear goal for his new job with the NCAA:

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