Here is what Gerardes says about the college stadium funding model:
Gerardes says that the investment is hoped to improve the fan experience, increase university brand recognition, meet rising student demand and spur financial support from alumni and donors.
For instance, Texas A&M (Aaa/AA+/AA+) pledged revenue provided 13.6x pro forma maximum annual debt service coverage [for the stadium financing]. Another smart thing about college stadium financing is that they are renovating existing structures, rather than building new facilities:
Improvements to college stadiums are typically funded by tax-exempt bond offerings by the college or university, which uses its own credit to finance the project. As universities enter new conferences, competition for top recruits stiffens, inspiring additional investment in athletic facilities, particularly for football.
This is a strong source of repayment for college stadium bonds. This differs from professional stadiums that generally rely on the revenues generated by games to repay bondholders.
In addition, most universities expand, renovate or improve existing infrastructure rather than develop new facilities that can reduce costs and complexity. Wells Fargo senior analyst Randy Gerardes writes that this is a response to recent conference realignments and increased media revenues:
[C]olleges and universities have been undergoing significant athletic conference realignment to increase visibility and capture additional revenue from lucrative media contracts for the major football conferences. Investors have no exposure to stadium revenues; rather, overall operations of the university provide security and source of repayment.
. This type of structure allows universities the ability to leverage their credit to develop athletic facilities. Lastly, perhaps the biggest difference in college stadium infrastructure financings is the inextricable tie of the sports program to the university (i.e., no relocation risk).
College football stadiums are undergoing upgrades and renovations
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I never found two horses I was red hot confident on, let alone three!
I got tired of going to the betting shop, waiting for the odds, and going away without bettimg.
I decided to look for horses that were likely to finish “in the frame”. He would come in at lunch time and bet, and come in to collect the next day if he won. If all three won, he won so much that sometimes the shop manager paid him by cheque because we did not have enough cash in the betting shop.
My horses never won – but I did
On my day off, if I had identified a horse that would end “in the frame”, I would go to a bookie and wait for the odds to come from the racecourse. I noticed one punter used to bet on Patents where all the horses were at high odds. Quite often it was easy to find a horse that was likely to win, but the odds were poor because it was an obvious likely winner.
A Yankee involved 4 horses and a Super Yankee 5 horses. Depending on the number of horses in the race you might win between a third and a fifth on your original stake. If only one won he more than recovered his stake. Provided the odds were good an “each way” bet was guaranteed to make a profit even if the horse did not win.
A Patent involved 3 horses. I never saw a Union Jack win more than it had cost for the stake.
I noticed that many punters used the same system all the time.
Nowadays I could do telephone betting from home, but if you are too successful the bookies bar you.
His other problem is that he did not know the odds. If the odds were good I would place my “each way” bet, and if they were not, I did not bet.
One of his difficulties was that he worked. They would be first second or third without doubt. Not only did he bet with long odds, all the horses were “each way” bets, which meant that quite often he was successful even though every horse came second or third.
Others did single “each way ” bets only. He might see a horse forecast of 20-1 which actually started at 3 – 1, which was potentially disastrous.
I had a fright once, when my horse came in fourth. An “each way” bet is two bets – one for a win and the other for a place including first.There was a formula.for the odds for a second or third on an “each way” bet. Once you start doing that you are just a punter.
Quite a few were pattern betters. The pattern betters seemed unable to change their patterns, so their last horse was usually a loser.
Quite often the odds were too short for my “each way” bet to return a guaranteed profit, so I did not bet.
I have other uses for my time. The bets were a treble, 3 doubles, and 3 singles. The newspapers carried betting forecasts but these were often wildly out. The horse that was certain to win was in the centre, because it was in four trebles.(vertical, horizontal , and the two diagonals). If you bet £10 each way at 20 to 1, your “win” £10 might lose but your “place” £10 might win £50.
I had a system, the system worked, but I got fed up with a system that required such self discipline.
I decided that betting at “starting price” when I did not know what the starting price would be was potential suicide. He had to bet “starting price” but had no idea what the starting price would be. The corner horses were in 3 trebles (horizontal vertical and one diagonal).It was called Union Jack because if you draw straight lines for the trebles you form a Union Jack pattern.
Some did single bets to win only.
I would look at the runners and look at the form book. I always won.My horses never did.
To my mind, there was enormous difficulty in working out 3 or 4 or 5 horses which were all likely to win on the same day. A Union Jack involved 9 horses set out in 3 lines. When he could, he bet a significant amount – more than I earned in a week.
A successful better
I studied the punter who won on Patents. Fortunately the first horse was disqualified, so I got paid. There were whole weeks when he did not come in, because he could not predict 3 horses at good odds. They always did a Patent or a Yankee or a Super Yankee or a Union Jack.. I recognised that betting on three horses was potentially very profitable – but only if the horses did well.
The temptation to bet just because I was in a betting shop was strong
These books change their numbers according to the betting patterns of their customers, so it is not entirely uncommon to find two or three point differences in the lines.”
But that doesn’t mean you have to bet like a “square” and throw away your hard-earned money.
1. Big underdogs often find ways to cover the spread and they rarely give up toward the end of a game in front of the home crowd.”
6. Giving 11 to 10 odds is almost always the cheapest price you can give.”
So, how much are we gambling each football season?
And remember, in the immortal words of “Fast” Eddie Felson, “Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.”
Newspapers and popular sports sites routinely publish the lines or point spreads for games, and football insiders offer their picks to viewers each week on ESPN and other cable networks. “Over the course of several seasons, the percentage of bettors who turn a profit is minuscule.”
But even though the math says it’s virtually impossible to win on a consistent basis, Americans continue to bet on football. Otherwise, you’re better off doing your own research.”
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Ted Sevransky, a well-known Las Vegas gambler and sports consultant with Sportsmemo.com, agrees.
Another difference between squares and sharps is how they approach betting on game day.
So, how much should you bet a game?
“The standard bet requires gamblers to lay $11 for every $10 they want to win with the extra $1 or 10 percent known as the juice,” Konik says. Shop For Numbers – “Another important aspect of betting on football is shopping for the best number,” Moseman explains. Research Football Services – “Most sports services realize that most people who sign up with them are insecure,” Gordon warns. On college you will be able to find different lines at different sports books.
“Most people with an understanding of football gambling bet between 3 percent and 5 percent of their bankroll, increasing when they win and reducing when they lose,” Vaccaro says. “Thus, the bookies love and cherish the squares.”
5. Locks Don’t Exist – “Anyone who has watched sports for about a month realizes that the difference between winning and losing, especially against the spread, can be infinitesimally small,” Gordon says. The payout is just the same as far as he is concerned.
“In an average season, fewer than one bettor in twelve turns a profit,” Gordon says. There is a wealth of information on the Internet; it is just up to you to find it and research it daily.”
“The talking heads on TV know nothing about sports betting,” says Sevransky.
Also, it’s probably a good idea to disregard advice from the myriad of ex-players and football experts you see on television each week. In fact, sports bettors must pick 52.4 percent winners just to break even.”
And where does all that money go?
Michael Konik, a sports writer and best-selling author of The Smart Money (Simon & Schuster 2006), explains why it is so hard for the recreational gambler to win at betting on football. Also, being “in action” can make a dull late-afternoon game (Buffalo vs. If you are going to go with a favorite, it is best to place your bet early in the week when the sharps are laying heavy money on the points. “For example, if you have a $1,000 bankroll for the season, you should generally bet no more than $50 a game.”
4. Oakland comes to mind) seem like the Super Bowl. “The key to proper money management is to be sure not to bet more than you can afford to lose.”
“A square is the average, unsophisticated gambler whose decision making is based on hunches, media manipulation, or spurious systems that cannot overcome the bookmaker’s inherent mathematical advantage,” Konik explains.
“The bookies fear and despise a tiny coterie of professional bettors known as ‘the sharps,’” Konik says. If you like an underdog, it is best to get your bet in as late as possible, where there is heavy action from squares on favorites. “He is not jaded by teams and does not bet with his heart. There are almost an infinite number of scenarios that can happen in a single football game. Avoid Chasing Bets – “Don’t do it! There is no worse way to mismanage your bankroll than to chase your bets after a losing day,” cautions Moseman on the dangerous practice of trying to immediately win back your losses. And why not? We have unconditional love for the sport and betting $50 or $100 on a game adds an extra rush of adrenaline. The only touts bettors should consider are the ones who talk about the long haul and realistic winning percentages, which are in the upper 50 percent to lower 60 percent range.”
However, Konik adds that there are some bettors who actually know how to beat the bookies. “In trying to bamboozle potential customers, many services make claims about having scouts all over the country that give them inside information and promise 70 or even 80 percent winners, as if the bookmakers were the biggest suckers in the world.
8. “As for me, the best bet in football is betting the point spread or over/under totals on individual games. But, when you’re struggling, that’s when you want to reduce your bet size until you get out of your slump. Consider Underdogs – “In the long-run, it’s easier to win betting on the underdog,” Konik says. Focus on Conferences – “The best way to win money betting football is to develop a niche and follow it closely,” Moseman advises. Thanks to the juice, the only one who profits in this scenario is the bookmaker. “If you listen to their advice, you are sure to lose. “If you become an expert on a smaller conference like the WAC, you have a good chance to beat the house because sports book operators do not have the time or resources to follow this conference the way you can.
“A sharp or smart has a plan of what he wants to do,” says Vaccaro, the director of sports operations and public relations at Lucky’s Race and Sports Book in Las Vegas.
“There is probably no better bet in sports than playing an underdog at home,” Moseman says. To be a successful sports bettor you need to operate with a clear mind.”
So, is it possible for the average square to become a little sharper in making football bets this season? According to professionals like Vacarro, Konik and Gordon, amateur bettors have the best chance to win if they demonstrate a little patience and follow the 10 basic tips below. Slim underdogs regularly win outright.
Although exact figures are impossible to calculate, according to Jimmy Vaccaro, widely considered to be Las Vegas’ most influential bookmaker, Americans probably wager more than $50 billion a year on NFL and college football combined. If North Texas is his best bet on a Saturday then that is his bet. “Most people prefer to bet on the ‘better’ team, the one that will probably win the game. They use powerful computers that can process millions of bits of data and produce a more accurate point-spread line than the bookmakers.”
“The biggest mistake that amateur bettors make is they increase their bets when they are losing,” Sevransky says. Not all games work according to this formula, but it is usually a good rule of thumb.”
Betting on football games; whether it’s through a local bookie, an offshore Internet site or a Nevada casino (still the only legal place in America to make football bets), most of us have done it or know of someone who has. “Common wisdom says that over the course of a long football season the average man or woman will pick approximately 50 percent winners.
While these tips don’t guarantee you’re going to win, hopefully they can make you a little less square and a little more sharp in your picks this season. So underdogs tend to be slightly undervalued – except by the sharps.”
Even Hollywood is not immune – think Two for the Money with Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey.
Certainly not back into the pockets of the average bettor. The NFL, for example, will have very similar numbers at most of the betting shops you visit.
Moseman agrees and especially likes home underdogs. “In the NFL, a game will often be totally turned around by one or two plays, or even a single penalty. He is not taken in by being involved in USC-Notre Dame just because it is the biggest watched game of the day. “When you’re in a good rhythm and winning, you want to increase your bets. Drinking and Gambling Don’t Mix – “There is a reason the casinos in Las Vegas supply you with free drinks while you are gambling,” Moseman says. “Squares usually bet later in the week and they tend to pick the favorites. Bet at the Right Time – “The sharp bettors tend to bet underdogs, and they tend to bet them early,” Moseman says. Money Management – “This is without a doubt the most important aspect of betting on sports and possibly the most neglected,” says Morey “Doc” Moseman, a professional gambler and sports consultant with DocSports.com for nearly 40 years. . “There will be more discrepancy in the numbers at different sports books. “The sharps are usually members of a betting syndicate privy to the most up-to-date information on injuries, weather, game plans, and, most important, the real power of the teams involved. If you want advice about sports betting, find someone who has a successful track record. “Teams play inspired ball at home. The only locks that exist are those that need keys to open them.”
“A square or recreational player might have a vague plan, but after two Corona’s he will definitely run to the window and make a hasty decision on the USC-Notre Dame game because he wants to be involved in the party atmosphere,” Vaccaro says. “Because alcohol clouds your judgment and usually helps you to make rash decisions you usually wouldn’t otherwise make. Chasing losses is the fastest way to the poor house.”
9. He loses year after year, according to Dan Gordon, a top football handicapper and author of How to Beat the Sports Books (Cardoza Publishing 2005). Avoid Exotic Bets – “For very skilled handicappers, with a proven track record, there can, at least in theory, be value in betting parlays,” says Gordon on the type of bet that combines two or more individual wagers.
Dowd damaged his reputation and endorsement deals during a July 2015 interview on WCHE-AM in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Rose, who lives in Las Vegas, had applied for reinstatement to the game last year and was about to appear at an All-Star Game in Cincinnati, where he coached and played, when Dowd said on Jim Rome’s radio show on June 23, 2015, that Rose “had Bertolini running young women down in Florida for his satisfaction,” the lawsuit said.
Dowd investigated Rose for Major League Baseball in 1989, leading the league’s all-time hits leader to be declared ineligible for the Hall of Fame.
. “Isn’t that lovely. So that’s statutory rape every time you do that.”
Former baseball star Pete Rose on Wednesday sued the lawyer whose investigative report got him kicked out of baseball for gambling, alleging the lawyer defamed him last year by saying on the radio that Rose raped young teen girls during spring training.
A portion of Dowd’s 1989 report for Major League Baseball was headed, “Rose-Bertolini Betting.”
“Rose never did any such thing and until the Dowd accusations, no one had ever claimed he did,”Rose’s lawyers wrote in the complaint.
The lawsuit states Dowd said during the radio appearance that Rose associate Michael Bertolini told investigators he “ran young girls” to Rose during spring training, which Dowd called “statutory rape every time.” Bertolini’s lawyers issued a categorical denial last summer.
On July 13, Dowd was asked on WCHE-AM whether he found Rose to be a likable person.
A man answering a phone listed for Dowd in Massachusetts did not identify himself, would not take a message and abruptly hung up on a reporter seeking comment.
Dowd subsequently told NJ.com that he did not want to discuss the Bertolini allegation any longer, saying it had been blown out of proportion.
“Michael Bertolini, you know, told us that he not only ran bets but he ran young girls for him down at spring training, ages 12 to 14,” Dowd responded last year. “What Dowd attributes to Bertolini is false: Bertolini states he never told Dowd any such thing.”
Florida is renowned in a number of varsity sports, notably excelling in women’s swimming and men’s track and field in the 2009-2010 season. Whether you follow college baseball, football, gymnastics, volleyball, soccer, or other varsity athletics, these are some of the top universities to beat:
1. University of North Carolina
North Carolina has won 51 titles and 34 national championships in 6 different sports, making its mark as one of the top sports colleges in the United States. University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
One of the country’s most widely recognized sports schools, UCLA was the first university to win over 100 NCAA championships, making the Bruins a fixture among the top basketball schools. Ohio State University
Ohio State has brought home championship wins in all three of the biggest men’s sports: basketball, football, and baseball. They finished 5th in the 2009-2010 NACDA reckoning of sports colleges, placing them in the top 5 for the first time.
With the widespread popularity of college sports teams, and the consistent successes of each of these colleges on the field and in the stadium, it’s no wonder these top 10 sports schools garner the support and spirit of students and fans all over the nation.
College sports have captured the hearts of millions of Americans, from loyal students and alumni cheering on their schools to local businesses and fans. University of Virginia
The Cavaliers raced to top positions in women’s rowing and men’s soccer in the past year, among the school’s other sporting achievements.
6. 9. Stanford University
With an impressive record in virtually every varsity sport, this Ivy League school holds the top ranking among sports colleges. The Gators are also known for their strong contenders in football, men’s basketball, and women’s golf, soccer, football, tennis, and volleyball.
7. University of Georgia
With rigorous academic requirements for all athletes, Georgia is setting the pace for a new paradigm of scholarships among its top level football, baseball, gymnastics, tennis, and swim teams.. UCLA is also renowned for its women’s sports performances, with the softball, track, gymnastics, and rowing teams excelling in 2009-2010.
2. The school is also known for victories in men’s diving, swimming, golf, track, gymnastics, men’s and women’s fencing, and more.
5. Florida State University
Florida State is a top contender in a number of college athletics programs, including football, basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, and diving. University of Texas
This Texas school has won more titles than any other school in the Big 12 League since it was founded in 1996. The university is known for its basketball team, as well as women’s soccer, women’s field hockey, and men’s lacrosse.
With a staff of over 100 coaches and assistants, 34 varsity sports, and about 300 athletic scholarships, it’s no wonder this school presented 49 athletes in the 2008 Beijing Winter Olympics and has over 9,000 students enrolled in intramural sports in any given semester.
10. University of Southern California
Southern California is best known for its varsity football team, which has won 11 championships, but also excels in basketball and a host of other college athletics.
3. They’re especially known for their excellence in football, as well as putting forward strong contenders in track and baseball.
4. Stanford has brought home the NACDA Director’s Cup award for Division I sports for the past 15 years, qualifying it as best overall for collegiate sports in the United States.
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