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 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.
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.
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.
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.