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  • Big biz of college bowl swag

    Dave Briggs, NBC Sports, discusses the big business of college football games.

  • $48 Million for a college coach?

    Are high college football coaching salaries justified? Steve Olenick, Kantor Davidoff partner, and Andrew Zimbalist, Robert A. Woods, weigh in.

  • Monday morning quarterback

    The "Squawk Box" news team and Dave Briggs, NBC Sports, discuss this year's World Series playoff, and week 8 in the NFL.

  • Ajit Pai, commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission

    FCC commissioner Ajit Pai doesn't expect the NFL to rush to pay TV now that TV blackouts are banned.

  • Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett arrives at the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Neb.

    While at the MGM Grand for the Floyd Mayweather fight, billionaire investor Warren Buffett decided to branch out from stock picks and bet on a sports book.

  • Big biz of bookmaking

    The pro football season is preparing to kick off, but one Las Vegas bookmaker has already picked the winner of Super Bowl XLIX.

  • $1 Million furniture giveaway

    Shoppers at Ashley Furniture are getting $1 million in free stuff, after the owner in College Station, Texas, said it would reimburse anything bought last week if A&M Aggies beat South Carolina Gamecocks by more than 10 points. Mark Wilks, Ashley Furniture Store owner, says he's happy about the deal.

  • Helmet Cam by Sports Video Innovations.

    A new helmet with an embedded HD video camera is taking professional and college football by storm.

  • A student rides a bicycle past the bell tower on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

    The seemingly "unlimited ability" of colleges to increase costs has "run its course" as a business model for higher education, Purdue's Mitch Daniels tells CNBC.

  • NCAA Final Four signage at AT&T Stadium on March 31, 2014 in Arlington, Texas

    More than 20 current and former athletes sued, saying that players should share in the profits of college athletics.

  • Notre Dame vs. Ohio State

    The University of Notre Dame is planning to make way for new football turf, so it's selling off used grass for nearly $150 a pop.

  • Michael Sam's St. Louis Rams jersey as shown on NFLSHOP.com

    Michael Sam may not have been chosen until the final round of the NFL draft, but the first openly gay player drafted is already selling fast.

  • Scoring big in the NFL draft

    NBC's Rob Simmelkjaer, "Speaking of Sports" host, discusses the hot picks in Thursday night's National Football League draft.

  • Hottest 2014 NFL Draft picks

    NBC's Dave Briggs, "SportsDash" host, discusses the National Football League's draft picks and shares his thought on which team will likely benefit the most in the 2014 season.

  • Kain Colter, No. 2 of the Northwestern Wildcats, passes against the Syracuse Orange in September 2013 in Evanston, Ill.

    It's likely to be months before results of the vote are known. The outcome may not be as crucial as what the NLRB in Washington decides.

  • Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald has urged his football players to vote no on a bid to form a union. The vote is set for Friday.

    When the NLRB ruled that scholarship football players could unionize, the Northwestern began a wide-ranging campaign to defeat a vote, NYT reports.

  • Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies celebrates on the court after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.

    If college athletes ever get paid, their salaries could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions.

  • Northwestern University quarterback Kain Colter, No. 2, wears APU for "All Players United" on wrist tape as he scores a touchdown during an NCAA football game against Maine in Evanston, Ill.

    If the ruling on allowing Northwestern University football players to unionize stands all challenges, it may not be so easy to do.

  • Could be beginning of tectonic shift in college sports: Pro

    NBC Sports' Rob Simmelkjaer provides insight into the NLRB allowing Northwestern football players to unionize.

  • Football players react to Sam

    Many former and current football players have commented on NFL draft prospect Michael Sam's announcement that he is gay, including Ryan Mouton of the Redskins, and David King of the Bengals.