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  • What Do NCAA Financial Statements Show Us? Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 11:08 AM ET

    Last night, Deadspin posted what it said was five years of NCAA financials that had been mistakenly posted on its Web site. I figured you didn't want to review them all, so I did it for you. For its part, an NCAA spokesman did not respond to an e-mail questioning the veracity of the documents, but they certainly look like they were really audited by KPMG & Deloitte.

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    Real estate company Coldwell Banker has released its annual list of average home listings in college football towns (FBS). The average prices are for a three-bedroom, two bathroom home. Here are some of the highlights.

  • How Joe Paterno Should Have Gone Out Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 9:59 AM ET
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    On Wednesday, just hours before the Penn State Board of Trustees voted to fire him, longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had one last chance to save his legacy.

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    The argument has been made every year: Joe Paterno should step down for the future of Penn State football. But for every bad year, as the hot seat got hotter, JoePa seemingly came back with a better season. But, after the sexual assault scandal, there's no argument to be made that things will get better for Paterno. His great contribution to the school in time and financially, perhaps more than any coach has done in history, no longer applies.

  • Penn State Gets An "F" In Crisis Management 101 Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 9:58 AM ET
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    In the last four days, Penn State officials have been getting crushed by the media and by fans for their handling of charges of sexual assault allegations that inexplicably reached a dead end without being reported. How is this possible? How can the state be working on a two-year investigation and Spanier and Paterno, in their first public comments, act as if they were blindsided?

  • How Are Penn State Fans Reacting To Scandal Today? Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 12:15 PM ET
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    As the Penn State sexual assault allegations and perjury claims swirl, I wondered how Nittany Lions alums were taking the news. Would they let the legal process play out or had they already decided what to do with their money or their tickets? Here are some thoughts from PSU fans on Twitter.

  • LSU-Alabama Ticket Prices Skyrocketing Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 3:45 PM ET
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    On Saturday, No. 1 LSU will play at No. 2 Alabama and the secondary ticket prices for this SEC bragging rights battle are sky high.

  • Colts Woes Put a Hurt on Indy Ticket Brokers Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 11:17 AM ET
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    It’s been a tough year for Mike Peduto, one of the owners of Circle City Tickets, the largest sports ticket brokerage in Indianapolis. Demand has waned for Indiana Hoosiers basketball tickets. There’s virtually no demand for the Indiana Pacers on the secondary market. And then, the good old reliable Colts are off to an 0-7 start.

  • Tom Cruise as Jerry Maguire

    Last night, 60 Minutes aired a piece on superagent Drew Rosenhaus and mentioned that he was the main inspiration for "Jerry Maguire." The film's director Cameron Crowe chimed in after I suggested it was modeled more after agent Leigh Steinberg than Drew.

  • Is CourtGrip A Gamechanger? Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 4:40 PM ET
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    Basketball players have palmed their shoes for years, hoping to solve the age-old problem of slipping on the court. It seems like no product has helped and evolving shoe technology couldn't solve the problem either.

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    The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association has released its extensive study on team sports in America, arrived at by conducting more than 38,000 interviews earlier this year. Here are some of the most interesting facts.

  • Interactive Fan Cam Is The Next Great Revenue Generator Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 11:30 AM ET
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    There aren't many untapped revenue streams in sports, but the fan photo is one of them. Enter the Fan Cam, a camera and a technology that enables her company to produce a 360-degree high definition photo of every single person in the crowd and on the field during a moment in time during the game.

  • Superconference Realignment and the Biggest Losers Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 3:37 PM ET
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    I'm the first to defend the business behind sports, but if all turns out as expected, and geographical conference alignment goes out the window with the superconference, there are some incredibly big losers in this game: The student fans and the parents of the players.

  • There's Nothing Like The Packers Economy Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 4:12 PM ET
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    Green Bay, Wisconsin, is one of my favorite places on earth. I know, it sound strange. Who'd pick the frozen tundra over the waves in Maui? Um, me.

  • Michigan State

    When she was in high school, Barbara Cossman bought a magazine that had an audio chip in it. It was one of things that she never forgot. So when she came to the University of Michigan and became director of publications for the Wolverines, her dream was embed the audio file of a famous play into a gameday program. Saturday, Cossman's dream will become a reality, as Michigan has printed 15,000 programs to be sold for its game against Notre Dame. Each gameday program includes an audio file of "The Catch," Desmond Howard's famous touchdown against Notre Dame twenty years ago.

  • University of Maryland's New Uniforms   Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 2:51 PM ET
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    Sean McGowan, Needham and Company managing director of equity research and CNBC's Darren Rovell have the story on University of Maryland's debut of their new uniforms in a game against Miami.

  • ‘CNBC SportsBiz: Game On’ Is Official Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 10:18 AM ET
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    It has been in the works for months and in my mind for years. Today I can finally proudly announce that my new show "CNBC SportsBiz: Game On" is a reality. The show will air every Friday night at 7pm ET on Versus beginning next week, Sept. 9.

  • Texas A&M Aggies vs. Montana State Bobcats college football game at Kyle Field

    There's been much talk about the SEC's television contracts and how the addition of Texas A&M would change the conference. If the conference is different, even by one member, the thinking goes that the SEC could re-open its television deals with CBS and ESPN, deals that were signed in 2009 and now seem to be below market value. But adding A&M won't mean that CBS and ESPN will automatically have to pay more than the $825 million and the $2.25 billion they respectively agreed to pay for 15 years of rights. Why? Because there's already protections in its current contract.

  • Players Side Of The NFL Deal Hard To Swallow Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 4:24 PM ET
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    When the NFL lockout was over, all parties were declared winners — the owners would lose just one preseason game, the players would get to play and the fans would get to see them. In the speed of the final negotiations, it wasn't yet clear. Now it is. The players didn't get much. Let's break it down as simply as we can.

  • Quarterback Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates the Buckeyes 31-26 victory against the Arkansas Razorbacks during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    The fantasy around the offices of the NCAA is that the jersey numbers produced by the manufacturers have little to do with the players who play in them. The reality is that schools give specific numbers to the Nikes and the Under Armours of the world that correspond to the numbers of their biggest stars. No where is this more prevalent this fall than in Columbus, Ohio, where retailers are trying to deal with the glut of No. 2 Ohio State jerseys that they have. Embroiled in scandal, their star Terrelle Pryor is gone, but his jerseys are everywhere.