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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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New stipends put spotlight on colleges’ math

The start of a new school year ushers in a new financial reality for college athletic departments and, with it, questions about the hot new statistic in college sports: cost of attendance, or COA. Schools use cost of attendance to determine a student’s need for financial aid, and federal law dictates the types of expenses … Continue reading New stipends put spotlight on colleges’ math

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New stipends put spotlight on colleges’ math

The start of a new school year ushers in a new financial reality for college athletic departments and, with it, questions about the hot new statistic in college sports: cost of attendance, or COA. Schools use cost of attendance to determine a student’s need for financial aid, and federal law dictates the types of expenses … Continue reading New stipends put spotlight on colleges’ math

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NLRB Dismisses Northwestern Unionization Petition

Student athletes came the closest they’ve ever come to being classified as employees when Northwestern scholarship football student athletes petitioned the National Labor Relations Board in early 2014. That journey, however, came to an end today when the full NLRB panel in D.C. dismissed the petition. Click here to keep reading on Outkick the Coverage … Continue reading NLRB Dismisses Northwestern Unionization Petition

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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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Power Five Approve Cost of Attendance for Student Athletes at NCAA Convention

It came as no surprise that the Power Five conferences easily passed the cost of attendance measure being considered at the NCAA convention on Saturday. The final vote tally was 79-1 in favor of going to scholarships that cover the full cost of attendance, with 64 of the 65 schools and all 15 of the […]

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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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Major Credit Rating Agency says Power 5 Autonomy Could Depress Applications for Others

Could autonomy for the Power 5 mean fewer applications to universities in other conferences? Fitch Ratings, a global agency which issues credit ratings to companies (similar to the way Equifax issues you a credit score), indicated in its latest release today that it expects schools with major sports programs who fall outside of the Power […]Read More

Unintended Consequences of New NCAA Governance

As expected, the NCAA Division I Board of Directors approved a new governance model today that will give the Power 5 autonomy (only altered from the last publicized model by allowing proposals to be introduced by just one conference in the Power 5 instead of three). What does it really mean for college football? Although […]Read More