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Scott Stricklin’s Career Path is a Great Case Study for Aspiring Athletic Directors

With the impending announcement of Scott Stricklin later today as Florida’s new athletic director, I wanted to share a piece he authorized me to write about his career a few […]

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Memphis Being Cut From Consideration Signals Big 12 Expansion May Not Happen

The Big 12 has reportedly cut the group of potential expansion candidates down to 11: Air Force, BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, Colorado State, Houston, Rice, South Florida, SMU and Tulane. Each […]

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Listen: Kristi Joins ‘We’ve Never Been Clicked’ to Talk Biz of College Sports

I joined the “Never Been Clicked” podcast yesterday to talk about the 12th Man trademark, paying college athletes, TV money, Big 12 realignment, Texas A&M’s Chalk Talk, selling beer at […]

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This Week in College Sports Biz: Campaigning for Big 12, Michigan’s Nike Era Begins and More

In my weekly feature for Forbes, I take a look at some of the campaigning by potential targets for Big 12 expansion, Michigan beginning its relationship with Nike, Mississippi State […]

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Which SEC Programs Rely the Most on Donors?

It’s been awhile (ok, five years – sorry, I’ve been busy) since I’ve looked at which SEC donor bases have the deepest pockets. I wrote a piece today for Forbes on Missouri’s reduction in donations following a tumultuous fall in Columbia, and as part of that piece I pulled contribution numbers for all of the … Continue reading Which SEC Programs Rely the Most on Donors?

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College Football Playoff Payouts Might Favor Some Conferences

How much money will conferences make from the College Football Playoff this year? Can Leonard Fournette fetch a historic amount for his game-worn jersey at auction? And is Ohio State out of line with its ticket price increase for next year’s Michigan game? I have the answers in my latest segment for Campus Insiders:

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Football and Basketball Financially Support Every Other Sport

In case you haven’t heard me say it before, football and men’s basketball are essentially the only opportunity an athletic department has to make money. Every once in awhile I run across a baseball program that breaks even (or even makes a few bucks), but it’s rare. Even more rare: Nebraska volleyball turns a profit. … Continue reading Football and Basketball Financially Support Every Other Sport

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