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.

Market Heat Report: Lollapalooza On the Horizon
With summer here, Lollapalooza is on the way, and the venerable multi-day event jumped into the Top 20 in sales on the TicketNetwork marketplace on Wednesday, showing up just outside of the Top 10 with 4-day passes. Excitement for Lollapalooza aside, the dominant force in the market was once... Read more
Tickets On Sale: Monday, July 17, 2017
Fans of professional surfer-turned accoustic crooner Jack Johnson have several reasons to be happy on this most palindromic date of 7-17-17, as several dates from the Hawaii-native are up for grabs in presale, headlining the days ticket action. Other highlights for the day include some serious college football contests,... Read more
Tickets On Sale: July 6, 2017
Still riding high after the launch of her debut album Ctrl was met with critical praise in the past month, SZA will be touring throughout the country, with dates available on presale starting today. She will reportedly be supported at select dates by Ravyn Lenae and Smino, among others.... Read more
Market Heat Report: Tennis on Both Sides of the Atlantic
The men’s semifinals for both Wimbledon – which kicked off this week – and the upcoming U.S. Open in New York made the list of top sellers on the TicketNetwork marketplace from Wednesday, June 29, 2017. Garth Brooks held on to No. 1 for his October 12th date as... Read more
Market Heat Report: College Baseball Takes Top Billing
The College World Series, which pits SEC rivals Florida and LSU and kicks off its final series on Monday night, stands atop the Market Heat report, taking the top two spots in TicketNetwork sales for Sunday, June 25. U2 and The Lumineers are once again among the top acts,... Read more
Could Stronger Secondary Sales Signal Upward Trend for Lacrosse?
by TicketNews Staff After nearly a decade of declining attendance at its marquee event, a stronger secondary market for the NCAA championship weekend may indicate the beginning of a rebound for the sport of lacrosse. Sales for the NCAA tournament’s final weekend at Gillette Stadium — which kicks off... Read more
Summary by TicketNews College basketball’s 64-team tournament known as “March Madness” kicks off March 19-20 with four play-in games. The games for the remaining 64-team bracket begin March 21 and 22. Teams holding number 1 seeds this year include the Louisville Cardinals, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Kansas Jayhawks, and the Indiana... Read more
Back to madness with NCAA Sweet 16 games
The NCAA Tournament‘s four No. 1 seeds are all still alive heading into the Sweet 16, which begins with regional semifinals Thursday, March 22. Two No. 2 seeds weren’t so fortunate. While No. 1s Syracuse (East), Michigan State (West), North Carolina (Midwest), and Kentucky (South) avoided upsets, Duke, No.... Read more
Madness begins with NCAA Tournament openers
By the time the weekend is over, brackets will be busted, upsets will be pulled, and the field of 68 will be pared down to just 16. In the meantime, arenas across the country — from Albuquerque to Pittsburgh — will host the first rounds of another NCAA Tournament,... Read more
College basketball’s conference tournaments this week serve as the appetizer for the main course of March Madness that begins this Sunday when the field of 68 teams for the NCAA Tournament is revealed. With conference realignment continuing to shake up the college sports landscape, the tournaments also serve as... Read more