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.
In an effort to provide a strong fan experience while ensuring health and safety this fall, the University of Utah has sent a survey to its football season ticket holders gauging their comfort level with certain protocols. The survey, which will leave all answers confidential, focuses on proposed safety... Read more
In the months leading up to a welcomed college football season, Alabama’s devoted fan base are proving to be among the most dedicated in the country. According to AL.com, 90 percent of Alabama football season ticket holders have renewed their packages for the 2020 season. Despite overwhelming fan loyalty,... Read more
The University of Georgia is mulling how football games will look this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. A committee spearheaded by UGA athletic director Greg McGarity is exploring a range of scenarios for fall athletics, including attendance figures at Sanford Stadium for Bulldogs football games. Options being explored include... Read more
Michigan State football fans likely won’t be able to pack Spartan Stadium this fall, but officials are aiming to at least partially fill the seats at games. An official capacity is yet to be determined as states and institutions work out how to put on events with reduced crowds.... Read more
It’s yet to be seen if thousands of Georgia Bulldog football fans will be admitted into games this fall, but University President Jere Morehead is hopeful for a packed house. The University of Georgia is allowing student-athletes back to campus for voluntary workouts beginning June 8 while Morehead is... Read more
Colleges are mulling how to reopen their campuses in the wake of the pandemic which forced them to close. For student-athletes hoping to resume sports next semester, the NCAA has offered some guidance to help make the transition back to campus a smooth, safe one. The NCAA released a... Read more
The USC Trojans have cut ties with a football booster over racially-charged comments made regarding the ongoing national protests and revoked their season tickets as a result. Marla Brown, whose Twitter account identified her as a USC alum and football fan, said in a series of tweets that those... Read more
Ohio State football fans will see some changes to the ticketing process next season, including ticket renewals, seat selection process, and mobile ticketing. The usual process to secure season tickets has been skewed amid the coronavirus pandemic. First, the deadline to renew tickets was pushed back twice, and now,... Read more
Reigning national college football champ LSU is hopeful to play a 2020 season amid widespread uncertainty, particularly since ticket sales are on the rise. The Tigers’ historic 2019 season not only ended with a national title but saw them go an undefeated 15-0 on top of earning a Heisman... Read more
Iowa State Cyclones football will look a bit different this season. As major sporting bodies assess how to put on games safely, limited fan attendance is a route some organizations are leaning towards – including Iowa State. University Athletic Director Jamie Pollard announced this week that football games at... Read more