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Why I’m Impressed After Touring The Athletics Facilities At The University Of Arkansas

#Uncommon. That’s the hashtag the Arkansas athletic department promotes across its social channels. I remember the first time I saw the hashtag. The other hashtags around the SEC – things […]

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UCF Adding New Premium Club: East Side Club

When the UCF Knights host Florida International to open the 2015 season on September 5th, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the fabulous Florida lifestyle from within the confines of Brighthouse Networks Stadium in the new East Side Club. The new 10,000 square foot area, located between the 30-yard lines, will offer an open-air sun deck, […]

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Tour: College Football Playoff Office

Last October, I had the opportunity to tour the new College Football Playoff office. The Summit at Las Colinas is a fairly run-of-the-mill high-rise office tower located on the outskirts of Dallas in Irving. Nothing on the outside of the building would alert you that the most powerful entity in college football is housed inside its […]Read More

Sold: Naming Rights for Houston’s New Football Stadium

Rendering of TDECU Stadium at University of Houston (photo credit: University of Houston) When University of Houston plays its first football game in its new on-campus stadium on August 29th against UTSA on national television, the announcers will refer to it as TDECU Stadium thanks to a new naming rights deal. A 10-year, $15-million gift from TDECU gets […]Read More

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

Battle at Bristol: The Biggest College Football Game Ever

On September 10, 2016, Bristol Motor Speedway will attempt to stage the “Biggest College Football Game Ever” as it hosts the Virginia Tech Hokies and the University of Tennessee Volunteers. Transformed into a college football stadium, Bristol Motor Speedway will be capable of seating approximately 150,000 fans. If the speedway was filled to capacity, it […]Read More

Facilities Tour: Texas A&M

When I visited Texas A&M last month I had the pleasure of going on an athletics facilities tour with Kevin Hurley, Associate Athletic Director for Construction and Facilities. Considered collectively, A&M’s facilities are top-notch. The only major improvements needed are to Kyle Field and the football training facilities, and there appear to be plans for that […]Read More