NCAAWalter Byers, first executive director of NCAA, dies at 93Byers was one of the most powerful sports figures of the 20th century. He headed up the NCAA from 1951 to his retirement in 1987.
DISTRIBUTIONSSEC schools to each receive record $31.2 million payoutThe SEC made $455.8 million in total revenue based for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The Big Ten distributed $338.9 million during the 2013-14 fiscal year, according to the most recent data available.
FACILITIESCollege of Charleston Announces Plans For New Athletics FacilityThe building project – an estimated 20,000 square feet and three stories tall – will be funded by private, corporate and campus support.
QBSaban needs another Blake Sims, wants focus on team in 2015Nothing, it seems, is ever good enough for a program that less than six months ago was No. 1 with a bullet.
SPONSORSHIPS6 mistakes you’re making trying to sell college sports sponsorshipsClips Guest CommentaryKnow your audience; know your partners goals; set up success; be mindful of digital marketing; check w. partner frequently; conduct exit interviews.
HIRINGThe all-in mentality in college sportsSix years ago University of Denver AD Peg Bradley-Doppes pushed all her chips to the center of the table and hired a blue-chip men’s lacrosse coach. Now they are the D1 champs.
NONE-AND-DONEA Vegas hoops start-up wants to compete with the NCAA, does it stand a chance?Clips Guest CommentaryHere’s an idea: Pay 17-year old high school grads $700k to go pro in their “Year of Readiness?” And in Las Vegas yet?
LEADERSHIPMike Slive's SEC LegacyOne of the most powerful men in college athletics, Mike Slive has used his power lightly and is an exceedingly courteous, a gentle soul in an industry filled with plenty of lions and tigers and sharks.
TICKETINGLaunch of Surveyor Network Leads to Major STH Satisfaction DiscoverySeason ticket holders who have no idea who to contact if they have a question have a significantly lower satisfaction rating than those with a specific ticket representative (or at least know a number to call).
GAMBLINGStudy: Point spreads play key role in television ratingsA new study by two eco profs focused on noncompetitive games with large point spreads; viewers were staying tuned in to games longer when either team had a chance to cover the spread.
FB DOMINANCESEC's strange, new world: Losing big games, hoping to regain dominanceThe SEC seemed to view the relinquishing of national dominance in 2013 after seven straight titles as a one-year blip, not the dawn of a new era given more parity across the country and one extra postseason game.
HEALTHGetting to the Heart of the Matter: Should NCAA Require EKG Testing?New research shows that sudden cardiac death strikes one in 5,200 males in D1 basketball.
LEADERSHIPHow The Art Of Persuasion Saved The TCU Horned FrogsClips eFlashLeadership comes in a zillion different varieties. That's true in technology, in politics, in coaching and in being an AD.
CONFERENCESA look at how Rutgers fared in Year 1 of the Big TenRutgers' 14 teams compiled a .280 winning percentage in Big Ten play during the 2014-15 school year and finished last in the regular-season standings in five sports and last in six Big Ten Championship events.
CONFERENCESPac-12 is tops in revenue among the Power 5 conferencesThe Pac-12’s Fiscal 2013 990 info has been released, and the conference nearly doubled its revenue from the previous year.
BEISBOLDI Baseball Committee releases field of 64 teams for 2015 tournamentNational top eight seeds are UCLA, LSU, Louisville, Florida, Miami (Florida), Illinois, TCU and Missouri State.
COACHESCoaches cautious of the enemy withinTeam chemistry can lift a team to great heights, or the lack of it can derail any talented team.
FITNESSReport says Washington DC is the nation’s fittest cityAccording to the American College of Sports Medicine, exercise decrease and chronic disease increase highlight challenges in American Fitness Index.
REVENUESWidening Wealth GapThe 40 wealthiest universities in the US hold two-thirds of all the wealth among the 500, as ranked by Moody's.
REFORM‘End of the World’? Knight Commission Hears 3 Visions for Stabilizing College SportsCollege athletics is under assault from so many sides that decision makers are forced to puzzle over problems via hypotheticals, contingencies and what-ifs, as was described several times at the Knight Commission in Washington.
M LAXLacrosse semis feature veterans and rookies on opposite sidesThis weekend when the lacrosse community convenes in Philadelphia for its final four, the story will be as much about the state of the sport as it is Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Notre Dame and Denver.
GAMBLINGA Sure Bet to Fix SportInternationally, an estimated 80% of sports bets are made illegally, and that's a serious problem (for the US too).
BASEBALLWhy Kids Are Abandoning BaseballThe local Little League in Newburgh, NY, has been desperately trying to attract enough kids to stay afloat. Their story represents the fading tradition of the casual Little Leaguer.
COMMUNITY COLLEGESWinning or Losing With SportsAcross the country, many two-year colleges are turning to their students and examining whether or not athletic programs fit the profile of their institutions.
SPORTS MEDIAIs Pac-12 about to fall far behind Big Ten and SEC financially?Some people within the Pac-12 are worried the SEC and Big Ten are about to significantly jump ahead of the Pac-12 in TV money again.