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.
There will be a Big Ten football season in 2020, after all. After announcing it would not play fall sports in August, the conference reversed course on Wednesday, saying that football games would begin the weekend of October 24. At least 60 percent of the league administrators would have... Read more
Paciolan has announced the addition of ten university clients, headlined by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Southern Methodist University (SMU). Each partnership will focus on the deployment of mobile ticketing technology as well as the delivery of “integrated ticketing, fundraising and marketing solutions” by leveraging the... Read more
The Big 12 football schedule was announced earlier this week by the conference, featuring nine conference games for each school. League games begin on September 26. with each of the league’s ten teams playing every conference opponent once with two bye weeks. Programs will also have the opportunity to... Read more
After days of rumors that the decision was imminent, two of the so-called “Power 5” conferences announced Tuesday that they would not be participating in intercollegiate athletics in the fall of 2020 due to the risks of the coronavirus. The Big Ten and Pac-12 postponed all fall sports, including... Read more
The college football season is reportedly hanging in the balance, as officials debate its cancellation at the school administrative and conference level, while a number of coaches and players have spoken out in hopes that they reconsider. It is unclear whether a cancelled season would lead to football played... Read more
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