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Conference Options for UAB

Dec 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Atlantic 10 Expansion & Realignment, Atlantic Sun Expansion & Realignment, CAA Expansion & Realignment, College Sports School News, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion, SoCon Expansion & Realignment, Southland Expansion & Realignment

When UAB announced on 12/1/14 that they were dropping football, the immediate concern by many fans was what Conference USA would do with them. When the conference consolidated following the 2000’s conference shift in college sports, non-football members St. Louis and Charlotte were jettisoned to the Atlantic 10 after DePaul and Marquette joined the then-Big East, […]

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2014 College Basketball Coach Changes

Jan 31st, 2014 | By | Category: College Basketball Coaching News, College Sports School News, Editorial

Updated on 9/02/14: Who’s out? Who’s in? It’s that time of the year again when college basketball assistants get their big shot at a head coaching position while other schools begin the poaching process. As positions are made available, potential candidates will be included on the list. “Hirings” will appear at the bottom of the […]

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2013 College Football Coaching Changes

Dec 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: College Football Coaching News, College Sports School News, Editorial, Featured News, NCAA News, school news
2013 College Football Coach Changes

  Updated on 1/23/14:  As the 2013 season progresses, schools will be lining up to make coaching changes. Here is a look at the current college football coach openings and hirings. The coaching changes here are for the 2013season and will carry over as into next year for the 2014 college football coach changes.   […]

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What’s in a Name: ULL vs ULM Back in the News

Oct 28th, 2013 | By | Category: College Sports School News, Editorial, FBS, Featured News, NCAA News, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment
University of Louisana Lafayette Conference Realignment

There might not be much happening with conference realignment these days, but there is plenty happening in the college sports business and marketing world. Back in 2007, we discussed some of the marketing impacts of schools changing their names. The focus of this piece was about how in some states, schools could capitalize by improving […]

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Most Valuable College Football Programs

Dec 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: College Sports School News, Editorial

Forbes recently released their list of the most valuable college football programs. Here’s a breakdown of the top 20 including being grouped by conference: Ranking-School-Value-Conference #1) Texas: $129 million (Big 12) #2) Notre Dame: $112 million (Independent) #3) Penn State: $100 million (Big Ten) #4) LSU: $96 million (SEC) #5) Michigan: $94 million (Big Ten) […]

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Is It Time for San Jose St. to Consider a Name Change to California St?

May 10th, 2011 | By | Category: College Sports School News, Editorial, Featured News, NCAA News

Four years ago I wrote about the marketing impact in college sports of schools opting for name changes. I briefly touched on some of the trends we had seen such as schools in urban areas dropped the “state” such as the transformation of Memphis St. University to University of Memphis. But the area that seems […]

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West Florida Considers Football

May 21st, 2010 | By | Category: College Sports School News, Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades

The University of West Florida is considering adding football. Such a move would give the region a strong Division II football presence in the Gulf coast Conference. If UWF does go forward with this, they could one day join the FCS ranks and would be an appealing option to conferences in the area like the […]

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Ole Miss Mascot: From Colonel Reb to Admiral Ackbar?

Feb 26th, 2010 | By | Category: College Sports School News, Featured News, school news

Tuesday, the students voted in favor of a new mascot & the favorite is Admiral Ackbar. No, really. When the Ole Miss administration voted to chuck Colonel Reb as the school’s official mascot in 2003, chances are they didn’t have Admiral Ackbar in mind as a replacement.However, it appears that long after concluding his illustrious […]

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Southern Cal wins the USC “Logo War”

Jan 20th, 2010 | By | Category: College Sports School News, Featured News, NCAA News, school news

News came Tuesday from a federal appeals court, which ruled that Southern Cal — not the University of South Carolina — had the rightful trademark claim to an interlocking “SC” logo employed by both institutions. The ruling will not force South Carolina to immediately discontinue use of the logo, which is predominantly featured on baseball […]

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FIU To Play UNC Afterall

Sep 1st, 2009 | By | Category: college basketball, College Sports School News, Featured News

All that posturing by FIU did nothing but the inevitable: FIU to play UNC, not Ohio St. Lots of rants by FIU when regardless of who they play, they get 3 home games out of the deal. FIU would have had a hard time getting 3 home games versus D2 schools. FIU decided Tuesday that […]

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