Ratings increase on billion-dollar NCAA TV contract has stars of College Football Championship hopeful to earn millions of high-fives
From networks to sponsors to the NCAA, everyone has been cashing in on the success of the new playoff structure, including the players themselves.
When Mississippi St. started their football season back in August, head coach Dan Mullen gathered his players after practice one day an laid out a long list of goals. Tops on that list was winning a bowl game sponsored by a car parts company.
“The portrayal was absolutely uncanny, and we all loved the part of the performance where they didn’t cross midfield until the game was virtually over," said one senior official of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. "At certain times it was hard to believe that we weren’t watching the actual Rams offense out there.”
Fewer than two weeks after he and four teammates were suspended five games next season for trading Ohio State memorabilia for cash and discounted tattoos, QB Terrelle Pryor immediately sold the 2011 Sugar Bowl MVP trophy he won Tuesday night for a "2011 Sugar Bowl MVP" tattoo at a French Quarter parlor.
From The Heckler’s August 2010 edition: Shortened end zones at Wrigley don’t bother NU or Illinois as neither team has scored a TD in years
Along with the novelty of this fall’s Illinois-Northwestern football game at Wrigley Field comes the drawbacks of playing football in a stadium tiny even by baseball standards. The conditions will be so tight that some parts of the end zones will be cut off, but that doesn’t bother either team, especially Northwestern.
'Why does Tebow get an ad and I don't?' asks Clausen
Controversy over former Florida Gators QB Tim Tebow's appearance in a high-profile Super Bowl TV ad continues to grow, as Sunday's Super Bowl approaches. Critics feel that Tebow -- a projected fourth-round pick in this April's NFL Draft -- is unworthy of the fame brought about by starring in an ad running during the most-watched TV event of the year.