Notre Dame Blog Posts

Notre Dame boosting college football ticket market, IU dragging it down

July 30, 2014
When it comes to getting into college football games, not many places are more expensive than Notre Dame. IU meanwhile depresses ticket prices on the secondary market more than any school in the Big Ten except one.

Notre Dame No. 2 in ranking of football riches, IU tops Purdue

January 9, 2014
Florida State may be the BCS national champion, but when it comes to cash flow and valuation, the Seminoles can’t touch Texas and Notre Dame.

Manti Te'o could find perfect home with Colts

April 24, 2013
All the noise about his fake girlfriend and slow 40-yard dash time have made football fans forget how good Manti Te'o was over an extended period in South Bend.

Who is Indiana's best college hoops coach? There are two answers

February 6, 2013
When it comes to Xs and Os, Butler's Brad Stevens is the man. If you want a consummate hardwood CEO, it's IU's Tom Crean, hands down.

Swarbrick, media take beating in wake of Te'o case

January 17, 2013
Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick took a lot of arrows during his Wednesday press conference addressing the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax. If the media wants someone to crucify, they need to look in the mirror.

Local sports radio market adds third player

January 3, 2013
On Jan. 2, WXNT-AM 1430 changed its format from news-talk to 24-hour sports, going head-to-head with WFNI-AM 1070 and WNDE-AM 1260. The last time this market had three sports-talk radio stations, one didn't survive.

Notre Dame could push BCS revenue to record highs

November 19, 2012
The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame won’t be the only ones dancing on a pot of gold should the school’s football team make it to the BCS National Championship game Jan. 7 in Miami.

Despite playoff, college football title still tarnished

June 27, 2012
If college football truly wants to take all the tarnish off its national championship crown, it’s going to have to scrap the bowl system and construct a playoff that includes all the contenders. And even a few pretenders.

IU hoops, Colts fight for spot as state's top sports brand

March 22, 2012
The value of sports brands fluctuates as violently as stock prices during economic upheaval. In Indiana, the IU and Butler basketball brands have risen while the Colts' has taken a hit and the Pacers fight for their place in the sun.

Texas remains college football's financial No. 1

January 9, 2012
While Alabama topped LSU for the BCS national football championship, the Longhorns have been crowned financial kings among college football's elite teams. Tide is No. 6 financially and LSU is No. 8, according to a new study.

College football playoff may be closer than people think

December 6, 2011
NCAA President Mark Emmert said Monday that changes to the current BCS format are likely following the 2012-13 season.

New NBA pact could kill NCAA's one-and-done dilemma

November 28, 2011
College basketball may be one of the biggest benefactors of the soon-to-be ratified National Basketball Association labor settlement.

College football financial listing reveals winners, losers

October 12, 2011
A college finance professor recently completed a 242-page study that values college football programs like Wall Street stocks. For the first time, the entire ranking is released publicly.

Big Ten needs to change name, boycott Notre Dame

September 8, 2011
In this era of change, it's time for the Big Ten to make radical changes or get left behind.

Falling dominoes could send Crean to MSU, Stevens to IU

June 11, 2010
If the Cleveland Cavaliers hire Tom Izzo, MSU will target IU Coach Tom Crean as a replacement, and Butler's Brad Stevens could be headed for Bloomington. And it could all unfold within 10 days.

Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen makes colossal financial mistake

April 23, 2010
Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen opted for the NFL rather than stay and play his final year for new pass-happy coach Brian Kelly. That decision likely cost him in excess of $10 million.

Could Jack Swarbrick be next NCAA president?

January 26, 2010
Lots of folks in Indianapolis law and sports circles think the Notre Dame athletic director is the right man to replace the late Myles Brand. But what does Swarbrick think?

Dungy says Weis could be good fit for Colts

December 4, 2009
Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy says recently fired Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis could be a good fit with his former team. If Colts offensive coordinator Tom Moore retires, speculation bound to heat up.

Swarbrick's decision to fire Weis would cost ND $45M

November 30, 2009
The "Sack Jack" T-shirts are already out in South Bend. If Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick doesn't navigate the costly crossroads he is about to enter carefully, he may be the next one packing out of South Bend.

Glass, Swarbrick in same boat

December 5, 2008
Fred Glass, IU's soon-to-be athletic director, and Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick have something in common. And I’m not talking about their roots as law partners at Baker & Daniels. Neither one of them has...

ND as good as gold?

September 30, 2008
The Notre Dame football team hasn’t won a bowl game since January, 1994, but the private university’s gridiron gang still sets the gold standard when it comes to money making collegiate sports programs. The...

NBC bets on ND to turn it around

June 19, 2008
Notre Dame is renewing its television contract with NBC. The university and NBC announced today they have agreed on a five-year deal that runs through the 2015 season. The current contract—which paid Notre Dame...

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