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.
Season ticket holders for Penn State University’s football program got a double-whammy last week. Not only did the school announce it would not be allowing fans in the stands for 2020 due to the coronavirus, but it is keeping donation money that is required as a part of the... Read more
Newly independent for the fall of 2020, the University of Connecticut called off its football season Wednesday, becoming the first Football Bowl Subdivision school to do so amid the coronavirus pandemic. UConn, which departed the American Athletic Conference to return to the Big East – which does not sponsor... Read more
The Southeastern Conference has moved its football teams to a league-only schedule for the fall of 2020, announced Thursday afternoon. With the move, each SEC football team will play ten games and the two two squads will move on to the SEC Football Championship Game in December. With the... Read more
The Atlantic Coast Conference became the latest to shift its 2020 plans, as ACC football will shift to a 11-game slate consisting of ten conference games and one non-conference game amid the coronavirus pandemic. Most notably, Notre Dame will participate as a conference member for the fall – a... Read more
College sports fans in New York will have no choice but to stay at home this fall, as Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that no fans would be allowed at intercollegiate sporting contests for now. The move mirrors the Governor’s decision related to professional sports in the state –... Read more
The Patriot League announced Monday it would be shutting down its fall sports participation, following the Ivy League’s decision to keep its student-athletes at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. Notably, however, the league will allow the United States Military Academy and United States Naval Academy to play fall sports.... Read more
College sports saw its third Division I conference announce a substantial alteration of its fall athletics landscape, as the Pac-12 indicated Friday evening that it would have conference-only schedules amid the coronavirus pandemic. Impacted sports include Football, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball. “The health and safety of... Read more
The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday afternoon that it would be switching to a conference-only schedule for all fall sports this year, “if the Conference is able to participate in fall sports,” to limit health risks for students, staff, and officials amid the coronavirus pandemic. The move, officials say,... Read more
The Ivy League announced Wednesday afternoon that its member institutions would not participate in sports in the fall, with no date set for resuming play as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the sports and entertainment world. No date is set for sports to return, or whether the participation... Read more
The Board of Heath for Story County, Iowa recommended that Iowa State prohibit fans in the stands at all fall sporting events, including football, due to the potential for coronavirus spread in such situations, numerous outlets are reporting. The board approved the recommendation Monday, and will meet again Thursday... Read more