In a stunning ruling that could revolutionize a college sports industry worth billions of dollars and have dramatic repercussions for the Indianapolis-based NCAA, a federal agency said Wednesday that players at Northwestern can unionize.
The NCAA and five top conferences generate billions of dollars in revenue and illegally cap the pay of student athletes, a group of football and basketball players claim in a new lawsuit that seeks to reshape college sports.
The Indianapolis-based National Collegiate Athletic Association and five of college football’s regional conferences, including the Big Ten, were sued by a former West Virginia University player who claims they agreed to limit the value of scholarships to less than the actual cost of attendance.
Indiana University’s Assembly Hall will be renamed Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall after the school uses a $40 million gift from IU graduate and Indianapolis philanthropist Cindy Simon Skjodt to renovate the facility, IU announced Thursday afternoon.
The battle on Saturday between Ohio State and Michigan State, plus ESPN broadcasts and special events downtown, are expected to have a $15 million economic impact on Indy. That’s a vast improvement over the 2012 championship.
School officials announced Wednesday that the Hoosiers average attendance for 19 home games was 17,412 — breaking the previous mark of 17,148, set in 2001-02.
Indiana University is looking to cash in on the success of its men’s basketball team this season, but is struggling to find ways to make more money from an already popular program.
Purdue University has hired Darrell Hazell as its new football coach. Hazell won this season's Mid-American Conference coach of the year award after leading Kent State to its first winning season since 2001.
Organizers of the Big Ten football championship played in Indianapolis say they’ll consider making changes for next year’s game in an attempt to boost attendance.
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.
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.
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.
Excitement tempered by the probation of three of its most popular programs.
Indiana University Coach Tom Crean and Purdue University Coach Matt Painter cash in big time when their teams perform well, especially in postseason play.
Besides individual tickets, entire suites are being offered for as much as $28,000 on various online brokerage sites for the inaugural Big Ten championship football game.
The $125,000 in funds from the city’s Capital Improvement Board will help the Indiana Sports Corp. put on the Big Ten Football Championship game in December and basketball tournament in March.