Dean Smith Leaves Trust Fund For UNC Former Players

Dean Smith makes a touching last impression on his former players by providing each of them a check upon his death:

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/03/dean-smith-unc-will-trust

 

Bill Would Allow Prep Transfers, May Replace FHSAA

Proposed legislation working its way through the Florida House of Representatives could eventually lead to high school athletes transferring virtually at will, and it would create a new governing body for high school athletics.

On Thursday, the House Education Committee is scheduled to hear the Extracurricular Activities Bill. Under the proposed bill, students would be eligible to play sports at schools outside their designated zone and school district if enrolled by the start of practice for their sport.

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/more-news/bill-would-allow-prep-transfers-may-replace-fhsaa-br.html?topic=2,100&eid=61619403&bid=1036417

Sports Image Welcomes New TX Franchisee

Sports Image® is happy to welcome the newest franchisee, Elisa Rivera-Hayes, to our team!  Elisa is located in Katy, TX (west of the Houston area), and is eager to help her local schools and organizations get the revenue and equipment they need.  We proudly welcome Elisa to our Sports Image® family and are excited for the amazing help she will provide in her community.

 

 

Breaking Down the Budget

How does an NCAA Division I athletic department generate and dole out $89.6 million? Here’s a look at the budget at the University of Iowa.

According to KCRG-TV9, the biggest source of income for the Hawkeye athletic department during the 2014-15 fiscal year is the Big 10 conference. Television revenue from the conference’s broadcast partners, as well as the money divided between conference members from NCAA playoffs and tournaments, adds up to $30.7 million. Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta said that this money, most of which comes from television, “has allowed [our department] to become self-sustaining.”

http://athleticmanagement.com/content/breaking-down-budget

Coaches Suspended For Purposely Losing Tournament

MURFREESBORO – Coaching responsibilities of two Rutherford County girls basketball coaches were suspended Wednesday, four days after their teams purposely tried to lose a district tournament consolation game.

“Good athletic coaches possess skills that maximize the players’ skills, strategize winning game plans, instill self-discipline and impart the value of teamwork to reach a common goal,” Rutherford County Schools director Don Odom said in a release. “Players also learn skills that build integrity and character, primarily by how their coach models before them. In these last two areas, we failed last Saturday evening.”

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/high-school/coaches-of-tanking-girls-basketball-teams-suspended.html?topic=2,200&eid=61619403&bid=1019931