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What you need to know about the NCAA and paying student athletes

by Andy Uhler and Tony Wagner Nov 13, 2019
This week on "Make Me Smart," we're talking about a longtime controversy that's starting to boil over. Here's a refresher.
The Virginia Cavaliers celebrate with the trophy after their 85-77 win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the 2019 NCAA men's Final Four National Championship game at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 08, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Adidas executive charged in NCAA bribe scheme

by Marketplace Contributor Sep 26, 2017
Federal prosecutors have announced charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball, including against four coaches.
The 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in Jacksonville, Florida.
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March Madness at work: the cost of lost productivity

by Mitchell Hartman Mar 3, 2017
What's bad for business is good for morale.
Ryan Spangler, #00 of the Oklahoma Sooners, and Daniel Ochefu, #23 of the Villanova Wildcats, battle for the ball during the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal in Houston.
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Softball has some unlikely origins and an uncertain future

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 21, 2016
Women who play competitive sports today have fewer opportunities to make it a career
Jennie Finch at the 2015 MLB All-Star Legends And Celebrity Softball Game at Great American Ball Park on July 12, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Why aren't people watching women's basketball?

by Tony Wagner Apr 5, 2016
For a lot of fans, March Madness ended with Villanova's buzzer-beater. Why?
Moriah Jefferson of the Connecticut Huskies shoots against Gabriella Hanson of the Oregon State Beavers in the second quarter during the semifinals of the 2016 NCAA Women's Final Four Basketball Championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Who wins March Madness? The NCAA

by Mitchell Hartman Mar 15, 2016
Revenues from men's college basketball are up, but athletes' scholarships often don't even cover college costs.
Revenue for men's college basketball is at an all-time high, but athletes' scholarships often don't cover the entire cost of attending college.
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Will Missouri Tigers level the football playing field?

by Amy Scott Nov 9, 2015
Protests and a football strike bring down the University of Missouri's president.

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by Marketplace Contributor Jul 17, 2015
Nike will pay the University of Michigan $169 million to be its athletic brand.

For one Vegas sports book, it's anyone but Kentucky

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 3, 2015
William Hill sports book is on the hook if Kentucky goes undefeated.

ESPN3 grows its offerings with student productions

by Susanna Capelouto Sep 5, 2014
Joining the ESPN network costs money, but could gain schools national exposure.