State laws allowing athletes to make money and court decisions curbing the NCAA’s authority are reinventing big-money college sports.
It's an attractive — if contentious — revenue stream for schools.
People who go to sporting events at Texas A&M University usually spend more than $120 million a year.
College sports bring TV contracts, corporate donations and other income that could be lost this year due to COVID-19.
Universities regard football as the welcome mat to their institutions. And even schools in the NCAA Division II are taking it seriously enough to invest millions in the their athletic facilities.
That’s what data obtained by the Wall Street Journal’s senior sports reporter Rachel Bachman shows. According to numbers of ticket scans from the 2017 season, only 71 percent of the people reported in official attendance numbers actually showed up to the stadium. So why inflate the numbers? And what’s keeping fans watching from home? Click […]
Having a winning college football team led by a top caliber coach is worth the investment for some cities. Just ask Manhattan, Kansas, which invested over $200 million to improve its sport facilities and paid the coach for Kansas State’s football team $3 million last year. The number of hotel rooms in the city doubled […]