Colleges

U.S. Supreme Court issues unanimous decision against NCAA

Daily / Monday, June 21, 2021
The NCAA’s amateurism model is not dead, but the U.S. Supreme Court dealt it a severe blow today by ruling 9-0 in NCAA v. Alston that the governing body cannot restrict education-related compensation and benefits for college athletes. By doing so in the past, the NCAA was in violation...

Conferences propose stopgap NIL measure with July 1 looming

Daily / Monday, June 21, 2021
With "no clear plan for the stopgap measure to level the playing field as much as possible while college sports wait for a bipartisan federal solution to its problem" as it relates to NIL, there is a "possible new path forward, at least in terms of NCAA legislation," according...

Q&A: Mizzou AD Sterk talks CFP expansion, NIL

Daily / Monday, June 21, 2021
Univ. of Missouri AD Jim Sterk is "up for a good challenge" as "seismic changes in college sports are now forcing ADs to reorganize, reprioritize and rethink how their departments function on a daily basis," according to a Q&A with Dave Matter of the ST. LOUIS POST- DISPATCH. Below...

CFP continues to make progress on 12-team expansion plan

Daily / Monday, June 21, 2021
The CFP Management Committee will meet again tomorrow in Dallas, alongside the Board of Managers, and it is likely the board will "essentially give a go-ahead to continue down this path" towards the proposed CFP expansion to 12 teams, according to Fortuna & Auerbach of THE ATHLETIC....

Commissioners sign off on 12-team CFP proposal

Closing Bell / Friday, June 18, 2021
The proposal to expand the CFP "cleared a key hurdle Friday as commissioners from all the major conferences signed off on the 12-team model put forth last week by a working group." CFP Exec Dir Bill Hancock said, “The process will move forward.” The next step in...

USC hires Altius Sports Partners to handle NIL needs

Daily / Friday, June 18, 2021
USC has hired Altius Sports Partners to develop a comprehensive program to aid the school and its athletes with NIL guidance. USC was one of the first schools in the country to announce its NIL program called BLVD Studios last October. It is what the school considers an in-house...

Utah, BYU roll out NIL infrastructure despite no existing state law

Daily / Friday, June 18, 2021
The state of Utah's "highest-profile athletic departments will plow forward" with NIL preparations even though Utah's legislature has not "done so much as introduce an NIL bill," according to Newman & Gonzalez of the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE. The Univ. of Utah and BYU "rolled out their respective...

Oregon State sees improved financial outlook for FY '21, '22

Daily / Friday, June 18, 2021
Oregon State AD Scott Barnes said that his athletic department will end FY '21, on June 30, "with a deficit of about $33 million, down from a projected $35 million," according to Nick Daschel of the Portland OREGONIAN. The picture "brightened slightly in recent months with improved...

Univ. of Michigan projecting $62.9M deficit for FY '21, surplus for '22

Daily / Friday, June 18, 2021
Univ. of Michigan AD Warde Manuel said that the department "projects an operating deficit" of $62.9M for FY '21, according to Orion Sang of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. The "number was reached" by projecting $88.8M in operating revenues and $151.7M in operating expenses. The deficit is "steeper...

Colorado gets $12M investment from UCHealth

Morning Buzz / Friday, June 18, 2021
Univ. of Colorado athletics has "secured the largest naming rights deal in its history," as the CU board of regents on Thursday authorized the athletic department to "finalize an expanded partnership with UCHealth, which is investing $12 million in the department -- including $9 million over 15 years to...