Daily Archives: January 19, 2017

Early, but not too early

In light of coaches’ strong opposition, the NCAA’s Division I Council drops consideration of a proposal for an early June signing period.  (Another early signing period in December is still a possibility.)

Control, for the win.

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Open up those wallets a little wider, please.

Good news for those of us who don’t think we fork enough over already:

Georgia is getting a guaranteed payout of $4.25 million for its 2020 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Virginia.

The school also will receive use of 100 complimentary hotel rooms for use the night before the Labor Day game at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Sept. 7, 2020, according to a term sheet signed by Georgia athletic director Gregy McGarity and Peach Bowl Inc. CEO/president Gary Stokan on Oct. 18 that was obtained Wednesday in an open records request by Onlineathens.com.

As part of the contract Georgia guarantees it will sell or purchase 30,000 tickets it is allocated that would generate $4.575 million.

Ticket prices start at $60 for student tickets. They range from $120 for upper level tickets to $275 for lower club VIP tickets. More than 7,000 of the tickets are priced at $200 or more at the stadium that is opening in 2017.

Nosebleed seats for $120.  Even visitor tickets to Auburn are cheaper than that.  Although there is a nifty bonus.

All tickets except student tickets will include a Fan Zone ticket.

Be still, my heart.

I’ve got a feeling I may be watching that one at home.

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