Neutral Site Game Payouts

Neutral Site College Football Game Payouts

While technically the FBS football season kicked off last night with Abilene Christian at Georgia State, tonight we get some ranked teams and the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game! For the past few years, the college football season has always started with neutral-site games. The two major ones have been the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic (since 2008) and […]

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How much money does Vanderbilt make for winning College World Series?

Zero. Outside of men’s basketball, participation in postseason NCAA competition is not rewarded with monetary compensation. Not even for the College World Series, where hundreds of thousands of fans pack the stands over the course of the series and the games air on national television. This year, the College World Series drew an average of 21,734 fans […]

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How much are college athletic facility naming rights worth?

UPDATE: Boise State’s new naming rights deal with Albertsons was unintentionally omitted. It has been added, which has changed the average annual values in the original post. What’s the market value for naming rights deals on college athletic facilities? It’s much more difficult to estimate than if we were talking about professional athletics. Universities often complete […]

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Selling Jerseys with Current Players’ Numbers Isn’t Worth the Risk

“…it’s foreseeable they might get out of the business of selling jerseys with numbers corresponding to current student-athletes if push came to shove.” I made that prediction last August, and now it seems push has come to shove. ESPN’s Darren Rovell is reporting today that several schools – Texas A&M, Arizona and Northwestern – will […]

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How Much Did Schools Really Make on EA Sports Video Games?

By now you’ve likely heard about the $40 million settlement between EA Sports/Collegiate Licensing Company and the current and former student athletes involved in three class action lawsuits. Estimates have those current and former student athletes receiving  $48-951 per year they appeared on a video game roster. Have you ever wondered how much money the […]