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.
The NCAA has ended a long-standing policy prohibiting championship events being held in states which allow legal sports betting, according to multiple outlets. The decision was announced Friday by the Indianapolis-based organization. Lifting this prohibition means that states like Nevada can now host tournament games, where they were previously... Read more
The Jonas Brothers and the Chainsmokers are among the latest acts added to the Final Four March Madness Music Series lineup in April. Both artists are slated to perform at the newly-renovated downtown Minneapolis venue the Armory. The Chainsmokers will take the stage on Friday, April 5, and the... Read more
Popstar Katy Perry and EDM mastermind Zedd are the first artists set to perform during the three-day March Madness music series next month. The music series, which will run from April 5 to 7 at The Armory in Minneapolis, will celebrate the Final Four teams in the NCAA Men’s... Read more
Missouri University’s Athletics Department announced earlier this week that 85 percent of football season ticket prices will decrease or remain the same for the upcoming season. This price decrease will save fans $132 per seat. Students will also save on tickets this year; the “All-Sport Pass,” originally $260, dropped... Read more
Since the First Responder Bowl was cancelled last night due to inclement weather, Boston College is now offering superfans refunds, as well as free tickets to a 2019 game. The game between Boston College and Boise State was set to take place yesterday in Dallas, Texas. However, it was... Read more
Northern Illinois University reportedly bought back $273,619 worth of home-game football tickets in order to meet NCAA attendance requirements. According to the college newspaper Northern Star, the university announced their home attendance for the 2017 season at 67,748, but an audit shows that only 44,084 tickets were scanned during... Read more
Nebraska’s athletics department is apparently planning on keeping every penny for the team’s ill-fated season opening tilt against Akron, despite the game being cancelled due to bad weather just after its opening kickoff last weekend. The excuse? Apparently because tickets were sold on the secondary market. Lightning, occurring right... Read more
Beyonce and Jay-Z dominated the best-selling events list for the whole month of March due to their upcoming On The Run II World Tour, according to sales data from Ticket Club. The power couple tricked fans before the initial tour announcement, “accidentally” posting and then deleting their tour dates... Read more
Lollapalooza single-day passes went on sale yesterday, taking the top three spots on yesterday’s best-sellers list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. This year’s Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, Illinois features headlining acts Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Jack White, and Arctic Monkeys. The festival is set to run from... Read more