College Sports

Demand soft for Big Ten football title game tickets

November 29, 2012
Scott Olson
Organizers of the Big Ten Conference football championship game are facing third-and-long in their quest to fill Lucas Oil Stadium for Saturday night's matchup. A glut of tickets remains available on the secondary market.
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Purdue makes quick decision to fire football coach Hope

November 26, 2012
Associated Press
Purdue wants a football team that can get to the Rose Bowl, and decided Danny Hope was not the coach to take it there. Replacement names already percolating include Northern Illinois' Dave Doeren, Illinois State's Brock Spack and Ball State's Pete Lembo.
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BENNER: Big Ten follows the no-boundaries, big-money packRestricted Content

November 24, 2012
Bill Benner
It has become clear that, in the new world order of big-time intercollegiate athletics, these are the things that really matter: eyeballs.
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Rutgers follows Maryland to Big Ten, leaving Big East

November 20, 2012
Bloomberg News
Rutgers University is moving to the Big Ten Conference, ending a more than two-decade affiliation with the Big East as it looks to strengthen its athletic, financial and academic standing.
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Maryland leaving ACC to join Big Ten in 2014

November 19, 2012
Associated Press
Maryland will become the southernmost member of the Big Ten member starting in July 2014. Rutgers is expected to follow suit by Tuesday, splitting from the Big East and making it an even 14 schools in the Big Ten.
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Butler University raises $12 million in campaign to refurbish historic Hinkle Fieldhouse

November 9, 2012
Scott Olson
Built in 1928, the aging facility is about to undergo its most extensive renovation since the building began hosting basketball games shortly before the Great Depression.
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NCAA approves tougher sanctions for rule-breakers

October 30, 2012
Associated Press
The NCAA passed a package of sweeping changes Tuesday intended to crack down hard on rule-breaking schools and coaches.
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NCAA's moves over betting 'ludicrous,' N.J. official says

October 16, 2012
Associated Press
The NCAA is "ludicrous and hypocritical" for moving five championship games out of New Jersey next year because the state plans to offer legalized sports betting, a spokesman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said.
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A10 schools already hyping Butler match-upsRestricted Content

October 13, 2012
The Atlantic 10 is wasting little time marketing its newest member—the Butler Bulldogs.
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Horizon League fights on after loss of ButlerRestricted Content

October 13, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
The Indianapolis-based Horizon League says it is "energized" about its future, despite losing its most famous member—Butler University.
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Notre Dame revival brings revenue bonanza to football foes

October 12, 2012
Bloomberg News
Notre Dame’s football squad is undefeated after five games for the first time in a decade. That’s good news for their opponents: The team is even more of a draw on the road for fans and sponsors.
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Big-time college sports leadership still a man's world

September 18, 2012
Bloomberg News
Forty years after the U.S. government's Title IX law required equal athletic opportunities for men and women, just four women are in charge at the 120 sports departments in NCAA football's top tier.
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Notre Dame bolting Big East for Atlantic Coast Conference

September 12, 2012
Associated Press
The University of Notre Dame is leaving the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports but football.
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New company focuses on making football helmets that reduce concussionsRestricted Content

September 1, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
Bill Simpson, famous for pioneering multiple advances in auto-racing safety, has turned his attention to a new sport. His new company, SGH Helmets, is making a football helmet that Simpson hopes will help prevent concussions.
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NCAA committee endorses new penalty structure

August 2, 2012
Associated Press
Nearly a year after promising to impose harsher sanctions on the most egregious rule-breakers, NCAA leaders endorsed a proposal Thursday that would make schools subject to the same crippling penalties just handed to Penn State.
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BENNER: Penn State punishment won't get to root of our problemRestricted Content

July 28, 2012
Bill Benner
As I surveyed the reaction to the NCAA’s decision to crush the football program at Penn State University, one thought kept coming to me in two entirely different ways: What if it had been my son?
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Penn State sanctions 'watershed moment' for NCAA

July 23, 2012
Cory Schouten
The National Collegiate Athletic Association's swift and severe punishment of Penn State University over a sexual abuse scandal is a bold departure from its normal operating procedure.
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NCAA hammers Penn State with major sanctions

July 23, 2012
Bloomberg News, Associated Press
The NCAA on Monday morning slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno's victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
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BENNER: NCAA should tread lightly with Penn State footballRestricted Content

July 21, 2012
Bill Benner
Instead of shutting down Penn State football, why not use that economic engine to do some enormous good?
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College football finally closes in on a playoff

June 21, 2012
Associated Press
The BCS commissioners have backed a plan for a four-team playoff with the sites for the national semifinals rotating among the major bowl games and a selection committee picking the participants. The plan will be presented to university presidents next week for approval.
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Butler University directed to spend more on male athletes

May 7, 2012
Associated Press
Butler University has learned that it is violating U.S. civil rights laws because it isn’t spending enough money on its male athletes. It also was directed to get more women involved in intercollegiate sports.
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Ex-Colt Schlichter's latest sentence: 11 years

May 4, 2012
Associated Press
Ex-Ohio State and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Art Schlichter was sentenced Friday to nearly 11 years in federal prison for scamming participants in what authorities called a million-dollar sports ticket scheme.
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Butler leaving Horizon League for Atlantic 10

May 2, 2012
Scott Olson
Butler University formally announced its departure from the Horizon League Wednesday. It will begin playing in the Atlantic 10 in the 2013-14 season.
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Ticket sales firm to double client list, triple work forceRestricted Content

April 14, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
Get Real Sports Sales is positioned to grow as colleges, pro teams begin to outsource ticket sales.
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NCAA faces firestorm after replacing Shaheen

April 12, 2012
J.K. Wall
Since Tuesday, fans, coaches and prominent journalists have fired off more than 150 messages on Twitter or on blog posts either blasting the Indianapolis-based NCAA or praising Greg Shaheen, who had overseen all 89 of the NCAA's championships since August 2010.
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