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The SEC’s Greatest Rivalries

Ahh…it’s rivalry week in college football. My favorite time of year! Now perhaps it’s because I grew up in SEC country and attended an SEC school for law school, but I was shocked to learn that there were no SEC schools atop the list of the most intense rivalries in college football based on a study by […]Read More

SEC Network Revenue Projections

Great interview by The Advocate with Justin Connolly, ESPN senior vice president for college networks, on SEC Network. Here are some quick facts from that article and what we know about SEC Network already: SportsBusiness Journal‘s projections have subscriber fees at $1.30 per month/per subscriber in the 11-state SEC footprint, and $0.25 per month/per subscriber outside […]Read More

SEC Network to feature all 14 teams in first four weeks

The SEC today released a preliminary schedule for SEC Network’s first four weeks of games: 2014 SEC College Football Schedule (subject to change): Date Time (ET) Game Thu, Aug. 28 6 p.m. Texas A&M at South Carolina   9:15 p.m. Temple at Vanderbilt Sat, Aug. 30 Noon Tennessee-Martin at Kentucky   4 p.m. Arkansas at […]Read More

Notre Dame and Tennessee Both Leave Adidas – Coincidence?

Notre Dame left Adidas for Under Armour when its contract ended last month. Ok, fine. It’s not completely unheard of for a college to change apparel companies, although it doesn’t happen that often. Now Tennessee has announced its leaving Adidas for Nike. Coincidence? I don’t know, but it does raise my antenna. What I do […]Read More

Florida Freezes Booster Fees

Florida Athletic Director Jeremy Foley and Gator Boosters Executive Director Phil Pharr recently sent a letter to Gator boosters about 2014 season tickets. “Over the summer, we conducted an extensive, randomized survey of current and former season ticket-holders, as well as met with focus groups throughout the state. Many of you have expressed concern that Gator […]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

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