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Why the Dayton Flyers stand to make big money by reaching the Elite 8

I don’t know about you, but I love a good fairy tale. Especially when it involves Cinderella and a basketball. This year, the role of Cinderella is being played by University of Dayton, which earned its first berth in the Elite Eight since 1984. While the rest of us are glued to our television screens, […]Read More

Everything you need to know about Northwestern student athlete unionization ruling

On Wednesday the National Labor Relations Board’s regional office in Chicago ruled in favor of scholarship student athletes at Northwestern, declaring them employees and allowing them to collectively bargain with the University going forward, much in the same way we’re familiar with professional sports leagues collectively bargaining with their athletes. Here are the answers you […]Read More

Florida State Football Season Ticket Sales Skyrocketing

Hot off their national championship win, the Florida State Seminoles are experiencing extremely high demand for football season tickets. With a 90% renewal rate from previous season ticket holders and more than 9,400 new season tickets sold, Florida State could conceivably sell out of season tickets by the end of spring. The 9,400 new season […]Read More

Student Athletes Could Get Vote on NCAA Governance

As Northwestern student athletes are in the midst of an attempt to form a union, the NCAA is considering adding a student athlete to the Board of Directors that would vote on legislation for Division I. A post on the NCAA’s website says the steering committee working on the restructuring of Division I will deliver a […]Read More

Wichita State Lands Improved Nike Deal

I was quoted today in the Wichita Eagle regarding Wichita State’s improved apparel contract with Nike. Regarding the fact that WSU’s deal isn’t for all the school’s sports and doesn’t include a cash component, here’s what I had to say: Different apparel agreements for each sport and the absence of cash are not unusual for a […]Read More

Dockers Adds 10 Universities to Game Day Line

Last fall, Dockers launched its Game Day Khakis, which feature an internal stamp of the school slogan and an embroidered school logo on the exterior. It was Dockers first foray into the world of collegiate athletics merchandise, and no doubt an attempt to capitalize on the $4.6 billion collegiate-licensed apparel market. Dockers’ vice president and […]Read More

UF Sports Law Symposium

I’m a keynote speaker at University of Florida’s Sports Law Symposium on Friday, April 4th. If you’re in the area or can make it into town, it looks like a great lineup for the day! Along with me, you’ll also get two of my friends in the business, Alicia Jessop and Darren Heitner. Hope to […]Read More

Don’t Expect College Athletes to Unionize Any Time Soon

Football players at Northwestern University have officially filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board asking to be treated as a labor union. The College Athletes Players Association, as they propose to call it, would have a seat at the table when the NCAA decides on issues that impact student athletes; like the players […]Read More

Kristi Dosh on Northwestern Football Players’ Efforts to Unionize

Curious whether Northwestern student athletes seeking to form a union will be successful? I researched the issue of college athletes unionizing extensively for Chapter 3 of my book on the business of college football, Saturday Millionaires, and today I had the chance to talk to Kent Sterling on 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis to share […]Read More