The National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA, is the governing body that oversees all the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the U.S. and beyond. More than 1,200 schools, conferences and individuals comprise the membership of the organization. While the NCAA is in charge of regulating athletic programs, they also are in charge of some of the biggest events in sports.
Volleyball, softball, tennis are just some of the sports that the NCAA watches over, it is football and basketball that have become the major money-makers for college athletics. Football with its huge stadiums, conferences championships and bowl games bring in billions of dollars in revenue each year to the universities and the NCAA. The National Championship game annually has become one of the toughest tickets in sports to get, with prices going well above $1,000. For basketball, fan interest is peaked during March, when the NCAA Tournament rolls around. From first round games to the Final Four, the tournament brings in big money in revenue.
Veteran rockers Pearl Jam pulled ahead of performers like Garth Brooks, Elton John and Billy Joel to capture the No. 3 spot on yesterday’s Top 20 list of best-selling events on TicketClub.com. Eddie Vedder and company were edged only by Bruno Mars & Cardi B at No. 2 and... Read more
According to data recently released by the NCAA, college football attendance at the game’s premier level – the Foootball Bowl Subdivision – fell by an average of 1,409 fans from 2016 to 2017. That drop is the largest since the early days of the Reagan administration, when attendance fell... Read more
Bruno Mars has landed on yesterday’s best-selling events list following his reveal of fall 24K Magic World Tour dates with Cardi B. The “That’s What I Like” singer nabbed three spots on the Top 20, including No. 2 for an October gig in Nashville. The top spot went to... Read more
While it appears that fears of a large-scale breakdown of the mobile-only ticketing scheme for the College Football Playoff Championship between Georgia and Alabama went unrealized, reports and social media show that the fan experience left much to be desired in Atlanta. With temperatures hovering not far above freezing... Read more
While prices have cooled a bit from last week’s peak immediately after the matchup was set, tickets are still going strong for tonight’s College Football Playoff Championship game between Alabama and Georgia at Mercedez Benz Stadium in Atlanta. While tickets had been going at an average price of over... Read more
Within moments of the wild conclusion of Georgia’s double-overtime Rose Bowl victory over Oklahoma, tickets for the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Monday became the hottest of hot commodities. Athens, home to the Bulldogs, sits just a 70 mile drive from Mercedez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Hours later,... Read more
A tax reform bill that will likely soon be signed into law will have a huge effect on the world of college sports and the fans who donate to them. The proposed changes to the tax code include the elimination of a tax break that benefits major athletic programs.... Read more
The University of Central Florida Knights will go into the Peach Bowl undefeated on New Years Day, taking on the Auburn Tigers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, and UCF students are eager to see if their team can uphold their winning streak. So eager, in fact, that students lined... Read more
Administrators at some of the largest educational institutions in the United States are sweating things out as the proposed GOP tax reform plan hangs in the balance in Washington. As the supporters of the bill seek to whip support with the narrowest of margins, the fate of some serious... Read more
The NBA season is upon us – at least in terms of the schedule being out – and the New York Knicks were all over the marketplace on Tuesday, taking six of the top 12 spots in the Market Heat Report for the day. The Spike Lee Favorites had contests... Read more