College Football

NCAA Rules Trap Many College Athletes in Poverty

College football and basketball players are getting played instead of getting paid: Though they bring in the big bucks for their institutions of higher learning, more than 8 out of 10 of those FBS student-athletes are living below the poverty line, according to a new study.

StubHub Suspends Sales of Tickets for BCS Title Game

Ticketing website StubHub has suspended sales of tickets for next weeks Bowl Championship Series title football game because one seller did not have enough tickets to fill orders. On Wednesday, StubHub removed all tickets to Monday%u2019s game between Auburn and Oregon, according to The Associated Press. On Thursday, the company e-mailed all fans who had already bought tickets, offering them a full refund and an extra payment of twice the ticket price.

Nebraska's Move to the Big Ten Means Big Money

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has officially joined the Big Ten, the oldest NCAA Division I conference, in existence since 1896. The football powerhouse had been part of the Big 12 Conference since its inception in 1994. However, rumors of the Big 12 splitting up have been circulating in the last few years, with Nebraska the first team to actually leave.

Ohio State Fans Pay the Price for Rose Bowl Glory as Ticket Prices May Rise

Ohio State's Board of Trustees will vote Friday on a proposal to raise the price of tickets by $7, to $70 for reserved seats. Tickets for faculty and staff will rise $4, and students would have to pay another $1 to see a game. Prices for basketball tickets would be raised $1 for a reserved seats to $18, while prices for faculty, staff and students would jump 50 cents. Ohio State, whose last significant price increase was prior to the 2004 season, has the most expensive tickets in the Big 10.