Monday, August 17, 2009

Amateur sports 

Moving up to Division I may get pricey

Schools eyeing a jump to NCAA Division I might have to dig deeper into their pockets.

The NCAA is weighing a number of new conditions to join its richest, highest-profile division, including an application fee of as much as $1 million. Reclassifying schools now pay $15,000.

The guidelines are being hammered out by the Division I Leadership Council...

"Division I is a significant brand. There's a nice revenue-sharing pool," says Georgia athletics director Damon Evans, who heads the Leadership Council... [USA Today]