MBKMen's basketball attendance numbers up slightly in 2014-15This past season was the 8th highest attendance (32.5 million) in NCAA history. The record of 33,396,316 fans in a single season was set in 2007-08.
WBKWomen's basketball attendance tops 11 million for eighth consecutive yearD1 attendance totaled 8,111,856, the fourth-highest total in the 34 years of NCAA women’s basketball.
COMPENSATIONFounding Fathers: NBA Free Agency and Independence DayClips Guest CommentaryIndividual rights, and the pursuit of happiness and freedom are defining hallmarks of our country. They are also the driving principles of pro sports unions.
REVENUESNCAA made $906 million in Fiscal 2013, and 17 other financial factsThe NCAA generated $906 million in revenue in Fiscal Year 2013. Many people still claim college athletics aren't money makers.
W SOCCERSoccer is the Best Women's Sport in the WorldCriteria: ability to make a living playing the sport; the appeal of the sport for the average fan; overall profile of the game.
REALIGNMENTBanowsky pleasantly surprised with WKU's first year in Conference USAAfter 32 years as a member of the Sun Belt Conference, WKU jockeyed moved to Conference USA during the conference realignment that began in 2011.
LEADERSHIPMike Slive's legacy on the SEC and college footballThe list of Slive’s professional accomplishments is long, but the College Football Playoff will stand atop them all.
CONCUSSIONSMorgan Brian collision a reminder that concussion protocol still needs work"As a player, you want to keep playing. So you're going to tell yourself in the moment, with all the adrenaline, that nothing is wrong. So that's the hard part." .... Morgan Brian
AD-SHIPNew AD Scott Barnes talks plans, policy for Pitt sportsThe Pitt News sat down to speak with Barnes, who officially began on June 15, discussing topics ranging from improving fan experience to NCAA policy.
TRADITION10 things that make college football unique and shouldn't be changedCollege football has been about change, much of it good. Here are some things about that would be un-American to change.
PACIFIC RIMNikias forging closer ties with Japan and the Pacific RimUSC president goes to Osaka for Association of Pacific Rim Universities meeting, then visits Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — a USC alumnus — in Tokyo.
FUNDINGSofter was better for Cal State in pitching for fundsThe Cal State system made out much better than the University of California system in the latest round with state legislators.
LIKENESSESFinal Settlement stats for the video portion of O’Bannon/KellerUS District Judge Claudia Wilken is expected to provide approval this week for a combined $60m settlement against the NCAA, Electronic Arts and the Collegiate Licensing Company.
PAYUSA Today: Mark Emmert’s $1.8m compensationClips eFlashOur grandparents were full of profound remarks like “You get what you pay for” and (circa 1960) “Nobody’s worth $100k/year.” And then there’s Mark Emmert’s compensation...
REALIGNMENTWill O’Leary lead UCF to the Promised Land? (i.e.-The Big 12)Clips eFlashEverybody is eyeing everybody else in anticipation of what could be the end of conference realignments as we know them.
TUITIONColleges Where Tuition Has Risen the FastestThe Education Department has now released the list five times. Its value to consumers has been questioned.
SWOOSHNike Co-Founder Knight to Step Down as Chairman in 2016CEO Mark Parker is Knight’s pick to be next chairman.
ADMark Coyle brings low-key style to SyracuseOne of Coyle's main tasks is to restore Syracuse's image and reputation.
1-AND-DONEMuch Ado About a Few (“None-and-Done”)Clips eFlashEvery year there are a handful of NBA-ready high school players who are being blocked from joining the NBA instead of becoming one-and-dones (or playing a year in a far-off land).
CONFERENCESNavy football officially joins AAC, ending 134 years as independentJoining a conference in football had been discussed for nearly a decade and Navy formally accepted an invitation to join the Big East on January 24, 2012.
REALIGNMENTShould the Big 12 go from 10 to 14?Clips eFlashHere's a Clay Travis prognostication on the next realignment moves.
DIVERSITYThe 2015 Racial and Gender Report Card: NBAThe Report Card confirmed the League’s continued leadership position in the sports industry with its commitment to and record for racial and gender hiring practices during the 2014-2015 NBA season.
BRANDINGHow to tell better brand storiesThree tips: Tell stories about regular people, be funny and use owned media channels.
SALARIES2015 NBA Draft 1st Round Rookie Salary ProjectionsThe highest pay will go to #1 pick Karl-Anthony Towns of Kentucky, with a max of $25.7m over his rookie contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, including a $11.6m guaranteed during his first two years.
CAP CUPUniversity of Virginia Men's Athletics Program Wins Its First Capital One Cup TrophyComeback victory at NCAA College World Series propels Cavaliers to the top of the Capital One Cup standings.