Campus Clips: Will BCS Talks Lead to a Playoff?; Mark Lewis Replaces Greg Shaheen at NCAA

According the Cynopsis Sports, with BCS revisionary talks underway, analysts are valuing a potential playoff system to be worth between $600 million to $1.5 billion per year, according to ESPN. Currently, the BCS model draws $125 million per year from ESPN for the national championship, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl and Sugar Bowl. The Rose Bowl’s deal with ABC brings in another $30 million per year…

…The NCAA hired Mark Lewis to serve as its new Vice President overseeing national championship events, where he will replace Greg Shaheen, who took the position on an interim basis in late 2010. Lewis previously served as president of Jet Set Sports, a hospitality and event company that worked closely with Olympic organizations…

…The Eastern Kentucky University Department of Athletics offered a “Social Media Experience” for all Colonel student-athletes on April 23-24 as part of the NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs initiative, which focuses on the total development of the student-athlete. The Social Media Experience, or EKUSMX, was an immersion learning experience that guided student-athletes through the ever expanding and changing world of social media…

…The championship games of the 2012 Southland Conference baseball and softball tournaments will be televised exclusively on ESPN3, the league announced last week.

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