New Univ. of Nevada AD Stephanie Rempe's salary tops $500,000

Daily / Friday, June 24, 2022
New Univ. of Nevada AD Stephanie Rempe will top “over $500,000 annually” as part of her contract that starts on July 18, according to Siobhan McAndrew of the RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL. Rempe will “be paid a base salary of $400,000,” but her compensation is considerably more than her...

Pac-12 shuffling power structure ahead of media-rights negotiations

Daily / Friday, June 24, 2022
The top of the Pac-12 power structure is "getting a makeover," as the conference's three-person exec committee, which "directs the agenda for the full board of presidents and chancellors, will have a new leader and a new member," according to Jon Wilner of the San Jose MERCURY...

TurnkeyZRG to aid in NCAA president search

Morning Buzz / Friday, June 24, 2022
The NCAA Board of Governors selected TurnkeyZRG to assist in identifying the next president of the NCAA, as Mark Emmert will exit by June 2023. TurnkeyZRG will begin with a listening phase, where the firm will meet with different governance committees, membership groups and national office staff...

Oklahoma renews with Learfield for 10 years

Morning Buzz / Friday, June 24, 2022
The Univ. of Oklahoma has agreed to a new 10-year multimedia rights deal with Learfield that will expand on the longstanding relationship between the Sooners and the company. Financial terms of the deal were not available, but the new agreement begins July 1. In describing the deal, Oklahoma AD...

Ohio State trademarks "THE" for use on school branded products

Daily / Thursday, June 23, 2022
Ohio State Univ. has successfully trademarked "THE" after a “three-year long effort to do so and a deal" with fashion company Marc Jacobs, according to Sean McDonnell of the Cleveland PLAIN DEALER. OSU originally filed for the trademark in August ‘19, but it was "denied," partially because...

Op-ed: NIL rights provide clear path for college esports pros

SBJ Newsletters / Thursday, June 23, 2022
The NCAA’s policy shift on a student athletes earning income and profiting off their name, image and likeness (NIL) has provided further clarity for current and aspiring pro gamers and content creators contemplating college esports. This change has also helped them pursue other intercollegiate sports while also...

TurnkeyZRG lands task of finding next NCAA president

SBJ Newsletters / Thursday, June 23, 2022
TurnkeyZRG kept its hot streak alive when the NCAA Board of Governors announced today that it would use the search firm to assist in finding the next NCAA president. The firm already is actively leading the search for the Big 12 commissioner, and...

Big Ten lines up Women's Leadership Summit

Closing Bell / Wednesday, June 22, 2022
The Big Ten will host its inaugural Women’s Leadership Summit tomorrow and Friday at the conference's HQ in Rosemont, Ill., commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX. The invitation-only event will welcome more than 75 student-athletes, coaches and administrators from its 14 member institutions. ESPN's ...

FBS breakaway not on formal agenda for ADs at Las Vegas meeting

Daily / Wednesday, June 22, 2022
The concept of an FBS breakaway from the NCAA won’t be a session when ADs gather next week in Las Vegas, but it is guaranteed to dominate the conversations in the hallways. ADs in recent weeks have described “considerable momentum” behind the concept of moving FBS football out from...