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Travel Stipends for NCAA Final Fours and College Football Playoff a Huge Success

Last year, the NCAA did something unprecedented: they approved a pilot program to provide travel stipends to the parents or guardians of men’s and women’s basketball student athletes participating in the Final Four (up to $3,000 per student athlete) and National Championship (an additional $1,000 per student athlete). The program also authorized the College Football Playoff to … Continue reading Travel Stipends for NCAA Final Fours and College Football Playoff a Huge Success

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NCAA Will Allow Travel Stipends for Families Attending Championships

Imagine you’re playing in the very first College Football Playoff. You walk out of the tunnel to thunderous applause, your eyes scanning the crowd. When you were a kid, your mom and dad always sat on the 40-yard line, three rows up. Back then you thought it was annoying when your mom yelled,”That’s my baby!”, […]

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How much are college athletic facility naming rights worth?

UPDATE: Boise State’s new naming rights deal with Albertsons was unintentionally omitted. It has been added, which has changed the average annual values in the original post. What’s the market value for naming rights deals on college athletic facilities? It’s much more difficult to estimate than if we were talking about professional athletics. Universities often complete […]Read More

Which Final Four Team Does Twitter the Best?

The college basketball season reaches its pinnacle over the next few days with the Final Four on Saturday and the National Championship on Monday. In addition to final practices and traveling to Dallas, intercollegiate athletic departments have been busy pumping out school spirit via social media. Perhaps in no industry is Twitter as important as […]Read More

How Louisville makes twice as much from basketball as rival Kentucky

There’s nothing quite like a matchup between in-state rivals, especially when it’s Louisville and Kentucky on the basketball court. No. 8 seed Kentucky goes into tonight’s NCAA tournament game a 4.5-point underdog to No. 4 seed Louisville, but Kentucky won when the teams met earlier this season. The outcome on the court is really anyone’s […]Read More

Even in NCAA Basketball Tournament, Football Schools Take Home Most of the Money

Just because the NCAA Basketball Tournament takes one team from every conference doesn’t necessarily mean everyone ends up on equal footing financially. Would you be surprised to learn that the same six conferences that walk away from the football season with the lion’s share of the money also take home the majority of March Madness […]Read More

Using Math to Build the Perfect March Madness Bracket

The Museum of Mathematics in New York City is hosting a bracketology workshop where you can get a little more scientific about your March Madness bracket. The museum claims the computer software its expert, Dr. Chartier, and his students have developed has produced brackets that have beaten, “as many as 99.9 percent of competitors in […]Read More

Highest Grossing Football and Basketball Programs

ESPN The Magazine has a great infographic about Louisville being the most profitable basketball program in the country. What’s most impressive, however, is how much revenue Louisville basketball generates compared to most major college football programs. For fiscal year 2012, the Cardinals basketball program ranked 22nd amongst FBS-level football and basketball programs: School Sport Revenue 1 […]Read More

Why Women’s College Basketball Operates At A Deficit

Alabama Women’s Basketball has announced a new booster club: the Crimson Tide Center Court. A quick look at Alabama women’s basketball’s financials seemingly underscores the need for such a booster club. For fiscal year 2012, the program reported no donations. Ticket sales, conference distributions, licensing, sports camps and other revenues totaled $493,743 for the program, […]Read More