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  • Firing a Coach, at a Price, With Little Evidence the Move Pays Off

    The latest symbol of the college football arms race is not the coaches’ salaries themselves but rather the money that university officials are spending to buy out those huge contracts when a coach falters.

  • Rutgers-Skeptic Kernen Now Honorary Alumn   Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 6:55 AM ET
    Squawk's 'Very-Own' Rutgers Jerseys

    Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti trash talks with the Squawk Box gang, and gives football jerseys to Joe, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin. The numbers on the shirts are based on their school spirit. (1:23)

  • Abramovich’s Management Style Raises Many Questions

    U.K. soccer team Chelsea have this week sacked their eighth manager in nine years which has lead to criticism from numerous pundits and fans up and down the country. It’s also raised questions about the owner of the team, Roman Abramovich’s style of management and why people would want to work for him.

  • Under Armour Takes on Female Market   Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 6:30 AM ET
    Under Armour Takes on Female Market

    Under Armour's women's business is up 30 percent annually over the past five years. Kevin Plank, chairman, president & CEO of Under Armour, weighs in.

  • Ryder Cup: The Competition for Your Wrist Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 4:35 PM ET
    Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy of Europe celebrate on the 18th green after defeating the team of Furyk/Snedeker 1up during the Morning Foursome Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 28, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois.

    The most intense competition might be for the space on players' wrists — and yours.

  • Bad NFL Call: A $1 Billion Mistake? Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 12:29 PM ET
    Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call by the officials at CenturyLink Field on September 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

    On the final play of Monday night's NFL game, a controversial touchdown call changed the game's outcome.  Some sources say it was a $150-300 million dollar swing. Various Las Vegas sources told CNBC, it was much more than that.

  • For NFL, Does a Blown Call by Referees Really Matter? Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 10:47 AM ET
    Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call by the officials at CenturyLink Field on September 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

    On the final play of Monday night's game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers, a Seahawks pass was called a touchdown when it appeared Green Bay had actually intercepted the ball.  But does a "blown call" really matter?

  • NJ-nets-barclays-center-inside-200.jpg

    At Friday's ribbon cutting for the Barclays Center, the new Brooklyn home for the NBA's Nets franchise, a transformation was clear.  The New Jersey Nets were never cool. The BROOKLYN Nets are.

  • Savannah-State-University-football-200.jpg

    If you go with No. 6 Florida State in Saturday's game against lowly Savannah State, you'll be starting with a 70 1/2-point deficit. But Savannah State will get nearly $500,000 for just showing up.

  • NCAA Slams Penn State With Unprecedented Sanctions Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 9:26 AM ET
    Penn State student Laura Lovins and others react to the sanctions the NCAA announced against Penn State in the HUB on the campus of Penn State on July 23, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania.

    The NCAA has slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno's victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

  • How Dynamic Pricing Is Changing Sports Ticketing Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 11:46 AM ET
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    Sports ticketing has always been under pricing and availability pressures—and  subject to the wrath of fans. But a fairly new way of doing business is being tested by sports leagues, hoping to boost revenues and fan access.

  • Anthony Davis Trademarks His Brow Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 2:47 PM ET
    Anthony Davis

    Anthony Davis, who will likely be taken as the No. 1 pick in this Thursday’s NBA Draft by the New Orleans Hornets, is getting down to business -- literally. Davis, known for his connected eyebrows, trademarked the phrases “Fear The Brow” and “Raise The Brow” earlier this month.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is A Fascinating Marketing Study Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 12:35 PM ET
    Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    In the sports marketing world, there's never been someone like Junior, who, no matter what he does gets the kind of fan support that he does. It would be one thing if he had characteristics that allowed him to transcend outside the racing world, but he doesn't.

  • The Stony Brook College Baseball Mystery Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 3:45 PM ET
    Stony Brook University

    Sure, George Mason has made it to the Final Four and Butler has played in the men’s college basketball championship game, but none of those achievements quite match the Cinderella story that the Stony Brook baseball team has become.

  • Handicapping the Spelling Bee Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 5:41 PM ET
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    Since 2006, I have been telling you who is going to win the title. Since that time, I have had the champion on my list all six times.

  • Concussion Talk Could Affect Football Participation Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 9:43 AM ET
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    With the dangers of concussions being thrust out into the open is a participation decline around the corner?

  • Logic of Realignment Won’t Be Clear For a Decade Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 5:43 PM ET
    Big XII Conference

    The University of Missouri said it could earn as much as $12 million more per year from an new TV deal in the Southeastern Conference, compared to the deal it had in the Big 12.

  • Explosive Sports Feuds Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 5:03 PM ET
    What would professional sports be without trash talking, grudges, beefs and rivalries? For some, feuds are as integral to spectator sports as the game itself, and sometimes, a contentious situation between star athletes, their coaches and team owners is as enthralling as the score, and can create additional interest in the main event.Some sports feuds are legendary, such as Mike Piazza and Roger Clemens; Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier; John Rocker and the entire city of New York. Some feuds starte

    For some, feuds are as integral to spectator sports as the game itself. Read ahead to see which recent sports feuds have been exciting, thrilling and explosive.

  • From the outside, The Ainsworth will look like every other bar in New York City tonight. Some TVs will be showing Game 7 of the Rangers/Senators series, while others will be tuned into the NFL Draft. But patrons on the inside will be able to see that bar is taking it a step further.

  • Lin Outsells Kobe On NBA's Best Selling Jersey List Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 7:48 AM ET
    Jeremy Lin

    With the last game of the regular season tonight, the NBA released its traditional jersey sales rankings on Thursday morning, based on sales at its online store and its temporary store in Manhattan.