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Michigan Football Is No. 2! (In A Good Way)

December 19, 2012

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There are six Big Ten teams among the 20 most valuable college football programs in the country – and they are the six you would expect (though not necessarily in the order you may think). A report by Forbes shows Michigan climbed nicely while Penn State plummeted in the wake of the Sandusky mess. Ohio […]

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Indiana Football Is No. 2! (In A Bad Way)

December 19, 2012

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Forbes takes a look at the worst college football teams for the money – and found the Indiana Hoosiers are the second worst bargain in all the land (behind Kansas). Their three-year analysis of automatic qualifying conference teams found that Indiana spent $58 million between 2009 and 2011 – or $5.8 million per win. On […]

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For Gordon Gee, Greed is Good

December 18, 2012

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As Ohio State seeks to monitor how much its athletes spend day to day, the university’s leader is making more money than any of his colleagues across the country, Bloomberg reports: The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee lives in a 9,630-square-foot Tudor Revival mansion that was renovated for him, featuring a great hall, pool, elevator […]

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Ohio State Pokes Around Athletes’ Finances

December 18, 2012

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The New York Times takes a look at Ohio State’s new program to monitor spending by its athletes, which attacks precisely the wrong end of the big-time athletics money conundrum: Ohio State, as part of this compliance makeover, “strongly encourages” athletes, especially football and men’s and women’s basketball players, to open checking accounts. University officials, […]

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Book: Clarett Took Pay Cut Leaving Ohio State

December 14, 2012

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Maurice Clarett on life at Ohio State back in the day, in a book excerpt via Deadspin: He was a hard worker in practice and in games. But off the field, he was living a completely different life. “I took golf, fishing, and softball as classes,” Clarett says. “Away from class, anything you can think […]

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Big Bowl Bucks For Badger Barry

December 12, 2012

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Barry Alvarez, who already makes $1 million a year as Wisconsin’s athletic director, will earn an additional $118,500 to coach the Rose Bowl. Which – in the screwy world of college athletics – makes perfect sense. In virtually any other field, it is asinine. Consider: Who would pick up the slack if one of your […]

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Victoria’s Secret Has An Ohio State Line?

December 11, 2012

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Just in time for the holidays: Victoria’s Secret’s PINK brand has a special Ohio State line of clothes. Unfortunately, they are just clothes.

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Maryland Athletic Expansion Will Be Slow Going

December 5, 2012

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Don’t look for acrobatics, women’s water polo or men’s cross country on Maryland’s campus any time soon, reports the Washington Post: When University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh announced on Nov. 19 that Maryland was leaving the ACC after 59 years for the Big Ten, he won over many dissenters with a promise. Four […]

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Big Ten, Pac-12 Deal Is Off

July 13, 2012

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The Associated Press reports the Big Ten and Pac-12 are backing out of their agreement to schedule games against each other in every sport: Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says the league recently learned from Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott that coordinating a non-conference football schedule for 24 teams across two leagues was too complicated to […]

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Paterno Dropped From Nike Child Care Center

July 12, 2012

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It seems naming your child care center after a man accused of shielding a child molester isn’t such a great idea. At least that’s what Nike concluded, according to this statement from Nike President & CEO Mark Parker: I have been deeply saddened by the news coming out of this investigation at Penn State. It […]

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