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.
At the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, all NCAA sports were brought to a halt. But this week, some student-athletes have been approved to resume campus workouts, should they choose to participate. The NCAA Council voted Wednesday to lift its moratorium placed on athletic-related activities for football and men’s... Read more
NCAA President Mark Emmert ruled that there won’t be a mandated or uniform return for college sports but that local governments and individual schools are at liberty in deciding when to resume athletics. The NCAA halted all athletic competition in mid-March due to the coronavirus. March Madness was among... Read more
Like most Americans, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is still uncertain if there will be college football this fall amid the coronavirus. However, he is keeping his hopes up and staying optimistic by renewing his Ohio State football season tickets. “The one thing we’ve found about this virus is there’s... Read more
NCAA President Mark Emmert has one basic piece of criteria necessary for college sports to return this fall: campuses with students on them. Emmert outlined the future of collegiate sports in a livestream discussion posted on the NCAA’s Twitter as it remains impacted by the coronavirus crisis. “College athletes... Read more
Kansas Jayhawks athletics has announced a readjustment of its season ticket structure for the 2020-21 men’s basketball season. The university will now offer season tickets in eight seating tiers rather than three with the main highlight of the plan being a decrease in prices for the first time since... Read more
Professional sports leagues have all been mulling ways to resume their interrupted seasons, while NASCAR and UFC are among the first to return to competition this month. But when it comes to college sports, questions regarding when or how the NCAA might resume athletics nationwide have remained unanswered –... Read more
TicketSmarter has expanded its reach across NCAA athletics by becoming the official resale partner of Morgan State University. The Baltimore-based HBCU signed a multiyear agreement with TicketSmarter to provide fans a sponsored, trusted resale platform to purchase tickets for Morgan State games throughout the athletic department. “We are thrilled... Read more
In the event that COVID-19 cancels college football this fall, the University of Michigan is preparing to issue full refunds to season ticket owners. The university’s ticket office issued a letter to Wolverines football season ticket owners outlining their refund policy and payment changes afoot due to the pandemic.... Read more
President Trump reportedly relayed to executives of professional sports leagues that competition should be a go in the fall with fans in attendance, despite uncertainty from health experts. But when it comes to college football, officials are eager to carry out a full season. Various NCAA figures are speaking... Read more
Following the lead of NFL teams, colleges around the country are helping out NCAA football season ticket holders by extending payment deadlines for the 2020 season. Duke, Michigan and Kentucky are some of the Division I programs that have pushed back their payment deadline in an effort to provide... Read more