College Sports

Varsity Brands, which operates BSN Sports, the largest team sports equipment and apparel distributor for US students, is to be acquired by private equity fund Bain Capital.

The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) has signed up US college George Washington University (GWU) as its first partner in a new venture that aims to unite academic bodies across the world.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has opened up to allow US states that legalise sports gambling to host its championship events, but has maintained it will continue to restrict sponsorship and advertising from companies involved in the sector in the wake of this week’s landmark court ruling.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has today (Monday) joined forces with sports data and technology services company Genius Sports in an effort to “modernise” the digital collection and distribution of intercollegiate sports data.

The commission led by former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to investigate reform to the college sports system in the wake of the inducements scandal that hit the headlines last year has outlined sweeping changes that it will seek to implement.

The University of Kansas and North Carolina State University have become embroiled in the college sport inducement scandal after federal prosecutors in New York elected to expand the case, which involves German sportswear manufacturer Adidas.

US college sports organisation the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has agreed a deal to continue staging its Football Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, until 2030.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has broken through the $1bn (€805.8m) annual revenue barrier for the first time as the organisation continues efforts to defend its current business model.

Former NFL American football star Chris Spielman has asked a judge to expand an ongoing class-action lawsuit regarding the use of images of current and former players by colleges and universities in the US.

The College Football Playoff (CFP) will host its National Championship game in northern USA for the first time in modern history in 2022, when the event will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Online sports apparel and merchandise retailer Fanatics has launched a new division that will focus on the US college sports market.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has appointed former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to lead a commission designed to investigate reform of the college sports system in the wake of the inducements scandal that emerged last month.

US college sports organisation the Big Ten Conference has unveiled what it claims is a groundbreaking new initiative, in an effort to take greater control over its commercial rights.

US college sport is at the centre of a scandal that has seen a senior executive from German sportswear company Adidas, along with four assistant basketball coaches from the University of Arizona, Auburn University, the University of Southern California and Oklahoma State University, arrested on federal corruption charges relating to the payment of inducements to star athletes.

The Learfield Sports agency is in talks with the IMG College division of the WME|IMG agency over a merger, according to multiple reports.

The Pac-12 Conference aligns itself with the innovation and entrepreneurial ethos of the burgeoning tech companies in neighbouring Silicon Valley. But what role will those companies play when the next big round of media rights comes into play?

German sportswear giant Adidas has entered into a wide-ranging strategic partnership with Arizona State University in the United States.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has confirmed the return of its championship events to North Carolina after last year removing hosting rights due to the furore caused by the state’s stance on transgender use of public bathrooms.

The Australian city of Sydney has been chosen to host the season-opener of the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Football Championships following its successful staging of the curtain-raising event last year.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has announced that New Orleans will stage its Final Four end-of-season men’s basketball showpiece in 2022, having elected to forgo the traditional bidding process for the event.