UO game wins Event of the Year at sports business event


The Ducks game against Ohio State in the College Football Playoff drew more than 33 million viewers.

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BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

The Ducks game against Ohio State in the championship event of the College Football Playoff drew more than 33 million viewers.

And on Wednesday, it was named the Event of the Year at the Sports Business Awards in New York.

From the Portland Business Journal:

“We were really in tall cotton with these other events in the category, these are all bucket-listers, so to just be nominated was tremendous,” said Bill Hancock, the event’s director.

“We knew we had a great event, and it’s a tribute to the hundreds of people who made these games happen, and to the passion of the game. In less than three years to go to no event to this, it’s remarkable.”

Additionally, the Pac 12 had the most successful year in revenue out of any of the conferences in the 2013-14 fiscal year.

USA Today reports:

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott remained the nation’s most highly paid conference CEO, being credited with just over $3.5 million in total compensation for the 2013 calendar year. The total included $2.4 million in base pay and $900,000 in bonus pay, according to the new return, which the conference provided in response to a request from USA TODAY Sports.

The conference reported just over $374 million in total revenue for a fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 — a figure that includes income from the wholly conference-owned Pac-12 Networks; the conference’s marketing and media arm, Pac-12 Enterprises; and Pac-12 Broadband Network. (Under IRS rules, a non-profit must report its revenue and expense data based on its fiscal year; but it must report compensation data based on the calendar year completed during its fiscal year).

The Pac 12, SEC, Big Ten and Big 12 generated $1.27 billion in total revenue in FY2013-14.

 




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