WVU Sees Financial Gains In Its Move To The Big 12 Conference

In late 2011, the roller coaster that was NCAA conference realignment picked up another rider:  West Virginia University.  In October 2011, WVU accepted a bid from the Big 12 to join the conference.  WVU’s acceptance of the Big 12′s invitation was made with both the university’s current needs and future goals in mind.  ”Our goal really as an institution was to find what I would … Continue reading WVU Sees Financial Gains In Its Move To The Big 12 Conference

What’s Leading More Offensive Coaches Than Defensive Coaches To BCS Head Coaching Positions

In recent years, all of the talk in college football has centered around defense.  The three BCS national championships Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide have managed to win under a defense-oriented play system have led the battle cry of college football enthusiasts declaring that a strong defense is the most certain way to win games.  While few offenses have been able to manage … Continue reading What’s Leading More Offensive Coaches Than Defensive Coaches To BCS Head Coaching Positions

Texas Christian University’s Move To The Big 12 Brings More Money And Applicants To The University

The biggest story in college athletics over the last three years didn’t take place on the field, nor was it an NCAA investigation into a sensationalized scandal.  Rather, the biggest story in college athletics from 2010-13 revolved around the business of college sports.  Over the last three years, conference realignment not only reshaped the playing landscape of college athletics, but brought home the point that … Continue reading Texas Christian University’s Move To The Big 12 Brings More Money And Applicants To The University

Paying College Athletes Fairly By Not Paying Them At All

By:  Todd Burach, Ruling Sports Contributor (Twitter:  @ToddBurach) News flash (if you’ve been in hibernation), college sports are changing. The ongoing lawsuit headlined by former UCLA All-American Ed O’Bannon has progressed further in court than any similar case against the NCAA has in history. “Although the court case is likely to drag on for at least another year, it has already prompted the Association to … Continue reading Paying College Athletes Fairly By Not Paying Them At All

Women’s College Sports Apparel Sees Triple-Digit Growth

To say that the business of college sports is huge, would be an understatement.  From television contracts to ticket sales, the amount of money that funnels through the economy as a result of college sports is astronomical.  One of the greatest segments of the college sports economy is the licensed products retail market, where fans can buy anything from t-shirts and hats to cowboy boots … Continue reading Women’s College Sports Apparel Sees Triple-Digit Growth

A Different Take On Johnny Manziel’s Half-Game Suspension

The Heisman Trophy winner will be benched for the first half of the Aggies’ first game.  Generally, when a Heisman Trophy winner misses out on the first half of his college team’s first game, it is because he jumped ship for the NFL.  Yet, as with many other things in his life, things are different with Johnny Manziel.  Manziel will miss the first half of … Continue reading A Different Take On Johnny Manziel’s Half-Game Suspension

Johnny Manziel’s Role In The Unprecedented Growth of Texas A&M Merchandise Sales

Will he play or won’t he play?  As questions linger ahead of Texas A&M’s first football game of the 2013 season over whether Johnny Manziel will take the field for the Aggies, other things appear more clear.  In particular, when it comes to Texas A&M, one thing is certain:  The school is in the midst of a licensing renaissance, where its royalties earned from licensed … Continue reading Johnny Manziel’s Role In The Unprecedented Growth of Texas A&M Merchandise Sales