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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Crawford's Sports Biz 59 Seconds, For July 19th, 2014

By Gregory Crawford----COO of Kiyokawa Crawford Sports Management @kcsportsmgmt @wchoops

It is interesting to note, that under both administrations at the present time, the Ohio State/Michigan football game will never be played at night. Pressure has mounted over the years to move the game to prime time, but it is not happening under the two athletic administrations now in place.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

College Cost by Jourdyn Thompson

As a student you are told that you need to work hard in school. That's all you hear about from kindergarten until you graduate from college. The problem is when you get to the most important four or five years of your education you have to pay for it. Why are we being told that we need to go to college, but it cost you so much money? Yes you have scholarships and loans, but not everybody can receive that. Should cost of college go down?

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Crawford's Sports Biz 59 Seconds For June 1st, 2014

By Gregory Crawford---TV, Radio and Sports Business Analyst @wchoops @crawssportsbiz

Despite not making the NBA Finals once again, the business side of the Oklahoma City Thunder is thriving.

The Thunder have sold out every game since 2011 at home, their TV ratings locally rose 200 percent in the 2013-14 season and at present the Thunder have a waiting list of 4,000 people for season tickets. Would it have been any different in Seattle?

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Crawford's Sports Biz 59 Seconds, For May 24th, 2014

By Gregory Crawford, Media Sports Business Analyst

Today, marks the start of a long run  and the return of Crawford's Sports Biz 59 Seconds which will be published each day at this sight. Simple and guaranteed to be read in 59 seconds or less.

As the Los Angeles Clippers situation continues to be in the news, the question begs is how much will the Clippers sell for? My analysis based on sound economics and also how many bidders will be involved, is that the final sale price of the Clippers will be $2.3 billion, the L.A. market is just so strong for sports and a price of this magnitude will be easy to get.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Crawford's Sports Biz 59 Seconds, for March 30th, 2014

By Gregory Crawford, sports business analyst @crawssportsbiz

Scott Cross, the head basketball coach at U of Texas Arlington, made some news this week when he tweeted out asking all JUCO, AAU and high school coaches not to ask him to recruit their players who take selfies and post them on social media. Is this a good business policy, or an overreaction to modern day technology.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Crawford's Sports Biz 59 Seconds, for March 24th, 2014

By Gregory Crawford, sports business analyst @crawssportsbiz 

In both men's and women's basketball, on all levels of college basketball, there is expected to be over 100  head coaching changes this year and salaries for head coaches will rise at least 3 percent.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Crawford's Sports Biz 59 Seconds, for March 19th, 2014

By Gregory Crawford, Sports Business Analyst---- on twitter @crawssportsbiz

In 2013, Major League Baseball teams sold 70 percent of their ticket inventory. It was also the first time in 10 years that no team sold out their entire season. The closest team to selling out the season was the defending Worlds Series champion, San Francisco Giants,  who played to 99.2 percent of their seating capacity.