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The pros and cons of having a booster back your team

Sep 11, 2013
Boosters can be a big financial support to a college, funneling billions of dollars into athletics programs. But teams risk running afoul of NCAA rules.
Posted In: college sports, football

NFL faces stiff competition from fantasy football

Sep 5, 2013
More and more fans are opting to stay at home and engage with fantasy football, and that makes some team owners worry about their bottom lines.
Posted In: NFL, football, fantasy football, fantasy sports

The reality of insurance in fantasy football

Sep 4, 2013
The NFL season kicks off in less than 24 hours. For all those fantasy football gamers out there, there's a new game in town: Insurance.
Posted In: fantasy football, football

A football fantasy: Ranking the NFL with economics

Sep 3, 2013
As the pro football season kicks off, the Marketplace Wealth & Poverty Desk is looking beyond passing yards and fumbles. Our W&P power rankings put the NFL team with the highest median income on top.
Posted In: NFL, football, median income, San Francisco, Detroit

Concussion-related settlement reached by NFL

Aug 29, 2013
The National Football League has agreed to pay $765 million to settle a lawsuit with over 4,000 former players over head injuries.
Posted In: Sports, NFL, football, concussion

The Madden Curse lives on: Video game turns 25

Aug 27, 2013
The popular football video game turns a quarter-century old; but is the Madden Curse still intact?
Posted In: football, NFL, madden

Vanderbilt's football team fights to put fans in the stands

Jul 19, 2013
Vanderbilt still has the poorest attendance record in the Southeastern Conference even though it’s coming off its best season in a century.
Posted In: college sports, Sports, football, college

NFL draft is less art, more science: A how-to guide

Apr 25, 2013
Big data competes with gut instinct in determining how multimillion dollar contracts are meted out in the NFL draft.
Posted In: Sports, football, NFL

BallCam gives ball's-eye view of football field

Feb 28, 2013
You've heard of a bullseye. What about a ball's-eye? A Carnegie Mellon post-doc student and Japanese researchers have come up with a way to get smooth video from inside a spinning football.
Posted In: Sports, football, Tech

NFL players hire Harvard for health study

Jan 30, 2013
The players will spend $100 million on a 10-year study to find out just how hazardous football is to their health.
Posted In: concussion, NFL, football

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