By Darren Rovell
Posted 14 March 2010
Which 2010 NCAA men’s basketball tournament team pulls in the most money?
Each year, schools are required to file their profits with the US government as part of their Equity in Athletics requirement, presented here are the most recent information available, from the 2008-09 season. The numbers are based on the school’s own reporting and each school classifies its costs and profits differently.
Duke, for example, reported a $2 million loss for its basketball program last year and so they have not made it onto this list. The Blue Devils did not, in fact, lose money. Duke says that some revenue pulled in was not specifically assigned back to the basketball program, and instead sent to other areas of the school.
So, which NCAA tournament teams are the most profitable? Click ahead to find out!
Across the four major American professional sports leagues - NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL - which teams charge the highest average ticket prices?
Team Marketing Report , a publisher of sports marketing and sponsorship information, compiles average ticket prices across major North American sports in their annual "Fan Cost Index." This index monitors how much it costs to be a fan at a game for individual teams, from ticket prices and parking fees to stadium concessions.
As you may expect, NFL tickets are, on average, more expensive than most other sports, but all four major sports are represented in the top 15 list. However, keep in mind that the MLB, NBA and NHL seasons are all much longer than the NFL and have the potential to sell a higher total volume of tickets.
So, which teams charge the highest average ticket prices? Click ahead to find out!
Ticket prices and other prices are for the most recent completed season or season in progress.
Posted 9 March 2010
By Darren Rovell
Posted 26 Feb 2010
As the 2010 Winter Olympics come to a close, CNBC’s Darren Rovell takes a look at the athletes who made the most of their Olympic opportunity.
Who are the biggest names for business, which athletes are in prime position for corporate endorsements and how much money-making potential do they have? The top 25 names coming out of the Vancouver games stand to turn Olympic Gold into cold-hard-cash. Keep in mind that hockey players (such as Ryan Miller and Sidney Crosby) have been left off the list because of their professional status.
So, who are the most marketable Winter Olympians in 2010? Click ahead to find out!
CNBC Sports Business Reporter