Playoff Structure Puts Financial Pressure on FCS Schools
by MARK EMMERT Staff Writer September 2014
The advent of college football's playoff system means big paydays are getting harder to find for small Division I programs, some of which have earned up to $1 million for traveling to play powerhouses such as Auburn and Michigan in recent years.
NCAA Deregulation Brings Seven-Figure Food Budgets
by Kyle Rowland, The Journal Gazette September 2014
One million dollars can buy you a lot - a mansion, a yacht, a private jet. In a new era of college athletics, $1 million gets student-athletes from Indiana to Purdue to USC food. Yes, food.
Sweet Run in '13 Boosts FGCU Revenue by 28 Percent
by Daily News staff September 2014
Dunk City helped Florida Gulf Coast University’s athletic department make a 28-percent increase in revenue, the school announced Tuesday. The men’s basketball program, dubbed Dunk City after its Sweet 16 run in the NCAA tournament in 2013, generated revenue near $1 million of the athletic program’s overall external revenue of a record $3.99 million for the 2014 fiscal year.
Verbally Abusive Coach Pocketed $400K in Settlement
by ANDREW MILLER; email@example.com September 2014
After nearly three months, two independent investigations, two school presidents and a slew of negative publicity, the College of Charleston and former basketball coach Doug Wojcik have finally reached an agreement.
UNC Examining Student-Athletes' Campus Integration
by The Herald-Sun September 2014
The policy group is weighing the benefits of concentrating athletes for better oversight - and team bonding - vs. mixing them more liberally with the larger student body.
U. of Utah's $36M Basketball Facilities Project Underway
by Dirk Facer Deseret News September 2014
When complete, the Utes will play in an upgraded Huntsman Center and move into a brand new practice and training complex next to it.
Ex-Staffer Impressed with Old Dominion Locker Upgrades
by Harry Minium September 2014
By Harry Minium The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK When the Eastern Michigan football equipment truck pulled into Foreman Field after a 12-hour drive from Ypsilanti, Mich., Tommy Rapier vaulted from the driver's side to get a look at the new $700,000 visitor's locker room. For Rapier, Eastern Michigan's assistant athletic director for equipment operations, it was the first time seeing the fruits of his labor.
Opinion: City Should Refuse to Repeal UT Ticket Tax
by Knoxville News-Sentinel September 2014
The University of Tennessee Athletic Department scored some points last month in its long-running effort to stop collecting local amusement taxes, but it faces a stout defense on the drive to hit total repeal paydirt. UT collects a 5 percent amusement tax on every football and basketball ticket sold for home games, with 4.5 percent going to the city of Knoxville and .5 percent going to Knox County. The tax, which originated in 1947, generates about $1.6 million a year.
USF Officials Ready to Act on On-Campus Stadium
by Joey Johnston, Tribune staff September 2014
Friday afternoon on the University of South Florida's campus, school spirit was alive and well. Speaking at the weekly pep rally - Marshall Mayhem'' - Bulls guard Thor Jozwiak whipped the crowd into a frenzy with his professional-wrestling persona. Cheerleaders cheered. The band played. Players and students alike sang the fight song. This gets you hyped up,'' said Dennis Matthews, a USF junior majoring in communications. Can you imagine if the game was right here on campus?'' Actually, Bulls fans have been imagining that scenario for at least a decade.
The Citadel AD Apologizes to FSU for Player's Comments
by J Hartsell September 2014
The Citadel athletic director Jim Senter has sent an e-mail of apology to Florida State regarding controversial comments made by a Bulldogs lineman after a 37-12 loss to the top-ranked Seminoles last Saturday.