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The Top News in #Sportsbiz – 08.05.13 – 08.12.13

Take a look at this week’s top news in the sports biz.  The top stories include the Mark Emmert and the NCAA dropping out of the jersey business, The Whistle as a startup company, ServiceMasters becoming title sponsors, FIA Formula E, and Orlando City Soccer club pushing for a new stadium. Sports Business NCAA to…

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Jay Bilas Calls Out NCAA for Player Likeness Violation

It seems the NCAA has been in the business of playing the hypocrite card as of late, at least judging by the series of Tweets released by ESPN’s Jay Bilas. The NCAA is up in arms about reigning Heisman Trophy winner, Johnny Manziel, allegedly profiting from signing autographs. At the same time, Jay Bilas has…

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NCAA: New Court Allegations, Again

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is currently fighting battles in the court system that have a major weight for its future structure. (Joe) Paterno family et al. vs. NCAA: Issues: To briefly summarize the lawsuit that can be read in its entirety here, the Paterno family and former members of Penn State University are…

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NCAA to Provide Sports Networking Event in Indy

Have you ever wanted to work for the NCAA, potentially for a Division I, II, or III school? Have you been trying everything in your power to make the right network connections to accomplish this? Well, the NCAA is here to help you and will provide education on career development and potential career opportunities for…

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Nebraska Basketball Tickets Already Sold Out for 2013-14

This fall, the Nebraska Cornhuskers will be moving into a new basketball arena, and fans are excited. So excited in fact, that the athletic department announced on Friday that the public’s allotment for tickets is already sold out for the 2013-14 season. Pinnacle Bank Arena, which will be located in downtown Lincoln, will hold 15,147…

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Sports Marketing: NCAA March Madness

March Madness has spilled over into April and we’re down to the Final Four. Wichita State – who came into the tournament as a number nine seed – is shocking the college hoops world and are set to take on tournament favorite Louisville. Michigan  – who came from behind late in the game against Kansas…

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UCLA Fires Ben Howland After 10 Years

Ben Howland, who coached UCLA for the past 10 years, was fired on Sunday, the school announced. The move ends the longest coaching tenure at UCLA since John Wooden retired in 1975. In 10 seasons, Howland went 233-107, leading the Bruins to three Final Four appearances. “I evaluate a coach on a number of other…

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Using March Madness For Marketing And Promotions

Guest post by Jenna Smith Sports marketing is one of the most successful ways to bring in business and capture a casual passerby’s eye. You need only look at how popular and anticipated the commercials for The Big Game (that football one that people go crazy over but we can’t say the name of because…

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Sports Business: Fox Sports Buys Rights to New ‘Big East’

March Madness is upon us. The action is bound to be exciting like it is every year. Upsets will happen, game winning shots will occur and no one will be able to predict the eventual winner of the tournament because as we all know, surprises always happen in the NCAA. This is why March Madness…

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March Madness: From Cinderella to Top Dogs

It’s that time of year again, as conference tournaments swing into full-effect and universities and a nation of college basketball fans prepare for March Madness. The NCAA tournament is considered one of the most decorated, competitive and exciting tournaments in all of sports. What makes it so special and exciting? Tradition One-and-done elimination format Upsets/Cinderellas….

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Significance and Ramifications of Conference Realignment in College Athletics

Every city and town in the United States possesses its own unique identity, with sports accounting for a large aspect of the culture within various geographical areas across the country.  While professional sports league such as the National Football League and the National Basketball League dominate mainly major markets and large cities, college sports—particularly basketball…

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Working Behind The Scenes In College Athletics

I worked in college athletics for nearly 20 years. In that time, I hired and did my best to mentor a number of young people who had dreams of a career in sports. The first thing that I told them, and it was the first thing I was told when I started at Eastern Washington…

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