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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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Boston College to Wear Uniforms Inspired by “Miracle in Miami”

Boston College and Notre Dame meet this weekend at Fenway Park. Two programs steeped in history and tradition playing in one of the most historically-significant sports venues still standing, both with a rich Catholic tradition. To add to the sense of nostalgia and history, BC will be wearing throwback uniforms inspired by the “Miracle in Miami.” … Continue reading Boston College to Wear Uniforms Inspired by “Miracle in Miami”

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New Collegiate Handbags from Vera Bradley and Dooney & Bourke

The latest brand to dip a toe into the collegiate merchandise market is Vera Bradley, which has created a line for 15 schools, each featuring five different options: a tote, a backpack, a duffel bag, a cross-body bag and a wristlet. Dooney & Bourke entered the space last fall with 17 schools. The company’s early … Continue reading New Collegiate Handbags from Vera Bradley and Dooney & Bourke

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Comparing Apparel and Licensing Contracts in College Sports

If you follow college sports at all, you probably noticed Tennessee’s move from Adidas to Nike last week. Many of you would probably be surprised to learn the cash value of Tennessee’s new Nike deal is less than the cash received under its Adidas deal. Why, then, would Tennessee make the switch? Is the Vols … Continue reading Comparing Apparel and Licensing Contracts in College Sports

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Maryland extends with Under Armour, debuts “Star Spangled” uniforms

The University of Maryland has extended its relationship with Under Armour for an additional 10 years through 2023-2024. Under Armour founder Kevin Plank is a University of Maryland graduate, so it’s no big surprise for Maryland has re-signed. The previous contract expired last December, but it called for a cash payments of $1.475 million annually […]Read More

Texas A&M won’t produce No. 7 jerseys

Texas A&M declining to produce No. 7 football jerseys might be an unpopular decision with fans, but it’s the smart business decision. The No. 7 football jersey is worn by quarterback Kenny Hill, who had a school-record 511 passing yards in Texas A&M’s unexpected route of South Carolina to kick off the season last Thursday. It’s no surprise there’s some demand […]Read More

Ask SportsBizMiss: volleyball profit, licensing naming rights, ticket revenue and government subsidies

Until now, we haven’t had a mailbag feature here at BusinessofCollegeSports.com, but I do check the search terms people use to find our site almost every day. So many times I wish I could reach out to the person and see if they found what they were looking for, but I don’t actually know who searched […]Read More