Ohio State’s Tickets Prices For 2016 Michigan Game Set School Record

    If the initial College Football Playoff rankings for 2015 were the final rankings, the SEC and Big Ten would be raking in the dough. Clemson LSU Ohio

    November 5, 2015

    If the initial College Football Playoff rankings for 2015 were the final rankings, the SEC and Big Ten would be raking in the dough.

    1. Clemson
    2. LSU
    3. Ohio State
    4. Alabama
    5. Notre Dame
    6. Baylor
    7. Michigan State
    8. TCU
    9. Iowa
    10. Florida

    The way the CFP revenue distribution works is that each team in a semifinal game earns $6 million for its conference, and each team in one of the other bowls associated with the College Football Playoff (this year it’s the Cotton, Fiesta and Peach) earns $4 million for its conference.

    The current Top 10 would mean the SEC would be taking home the largest share of the pie at $16 million. The Big Ten would follow close behind at $12 million, with the Big XII trailing at $8 million, the ACC at $6 million and the Pac-12 completely shut out of the College Football Playoff.

    Notre Dame, although it plays a partial ACC schedule, receives its own payout of $6 million because of its independent status.

    NCAA grants exemption for Fournette jersey auction

    Leonard Fournette was 10-years-old when Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Louisiana coastline. It’s the memory of that aftermath that led LSU running back Leonard Fournette to offer up his jersey from the South Carolina game that had to be relocated to Baton Rouge for auction as a way to raise funds for those affected by the floods in South Carolina.

    “Having been through a similar situation with my family during Hurricane Katrina when I was 10 years old, this is something I wanted to do to help those in need,” Fournette said in a statement. “The generosity of people helped my family make it through Hurricane Katrina. I’m hopeful that the money raised with this auction can make a difference for those flood victims in South Carolina.”

    First, LSU had a hurdle to clear: the NCAA requires that nameplates be removed from game-worn jerseys before they’re auctioned.

    The NCAA, however, has granted an exception in this case. Fournette’s nameplate will remain on the jersey. The auction will begin on Saturday on an auction page that will be created by the LSU athletic department, and the starting bid will be $7,000.

    The record for a student athlete’s jersey at auction is believed to be the 2010 sale of Paul Hornung’s Notre Dame jersey for $26,900. A Johnny Manziel jersey fetched a $42,500 bid in 2013, but that wasn’t enough to meet the reserve.

    Regardless of the winning bid, we won’t know if Fournette has broken any auction records. That’s because his jersey will be paired with helmets from Les Miles and Steve Spurrier as part of a package.

    Record price tag set for Michigan game in Columbus in 2016

    Ohio State will reportedly move to a variable pricing model for football tickets on a permanent basis. That means the better the game, the higher the prices. And for next year’s Michigan game, it means a record high for Ohio State: $195.

    Although it’s a record high for face value on an Ohio State ticket, it’s far cheaper than the price the tickets for this game have traditionally gone on the secondary market. TiqIQ says the 2014 game in Columbus fetched an average of $283.50, down from $397.17 in 2012 and $419.21 in 2010. This year’s game in Ann Arbor is averaging a whopping $428.72.

    Clearly, the demand is there, and although fans will be disappointed by the increase, it still seems to fall well below market value for the big matchup.

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