College Basketball


  • Not ready for prime-time: Big NBA draft flameouts Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 8:19 AM ET
    Greg Oden #20 of the Miami Heat.

    When basketball hopes and dreams get dashed, drafted players are labeled as a bust and fans imagine what might have been.

  • What are the LA Clippers worth?   Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 2:23 PM ET
    What are the LA Clippers worth?

    Discussing the likelihood the Los Angeles Clippers will be bought for $2 billion, with Michael Ozanian, Forbes executive editor, and Mitch Epner, former federal prosecutor.

  • NCAA players should get paid: Calipari Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 11:32 AM ET
    Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats during the championship game of the 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament against the Connecticut Huskies in Arlington, Texas.

    Top level college athletes on scholarship should also be allowed to receive stipends to help make ends meet, Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari told CNBC.

  • Fixing the NCAA: Coach Calipari   Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 7:50 AM ET
    Fixing the NCAA: Coach Calipari

    John Calipari, University of Kentucky basketball coach, discusses building "servant leadership" in his team, and the big business of college basketball.

  • Top college players could be worth $1M on open market Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 9:02 AM ET
    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.

  • UConn doubles down on March Madness benefits, again Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 4:24 PM ET
    Ryan Boatright, left, and Breanna Stewart of the University of Connecticut Huskies

    The University of Connecticut is sending its two basketball teams to the NCAA final's, and good things are happening to the school.

  • NCAA final game: UConn vs. Kentucky   Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 12:56 PM ET
    NCAA final game: UConn vs. Kentucky

    UConn and Kentucky go head to head in Monday night's NCAA championship game. NBC Sports "SportsDash" host Dave Briggs shares his predictions.

  • 'Squawk Box' talks Masters & NCAA   Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 6:53 AM ET
    'Squawk Box' talks Masters & NCAA

    NBC Sports "SportsDash" host Dave Briggs shares his NCAA picks, and discusses the chance for Jordan Spieth at the Masters now that Tiger Woods has dropped out.

  • Gators' march to Final Four   Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 7:54 AM ET
    Gators' march to Final Four

    Dr. Bernie Machen, University of Florida president, discusses his team's success trip on the road to the NCAA semi-finals, and the big business of college basketball.

  • Final Four tix most expensive ever: Pro   Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Final Four tix most expensive ever: Pro

    Jack Groetzinger, Seatgeek co-founder, explains why Final Four tickets are at an all-time high, as well as the strong growth in music and the NFL.

  • Wildcat's road to Final Four no slam dunk   Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 7:54 AM ET
    Wildcat's road to Final Four no slam dunk

    Eli Capilouto, University of Kentucky president, discusses school pride and the big business of college basketball.

  • Final Four sparks pizza wars   Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 10:22 AM ET
    Final Four sparks pizza wars

    Patrick Doyle, President & CEO of Domino's Pizza, shares his winning strategy to beat the competition.

  • NCAA... and then there were four!   Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 6:49 AM ET
    NCAA... and then there were four!

    Dave Briggs, NBC Sports "Sportsdash" host, provides his thoughts on the likely outcome in the NCAA championship playoff. I think the officiating for the last three or four games have been atrocious, says Briggs, but Florida will likely cut down the net.

  • AAC Commissioner: Don't like idea of exploiting student athletes

    Discussing the NCAA tournament, as well as the implications for college sports of Northwestern's permission to unionize, with Michael Aresco, Commissioner of the American Athletic Conference.

  • College sports unions: 'Careful what you wish for' Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 4:33 PM ET
    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.

  • See what a Sweet 16 ticket costs in your region Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    Ticket prices for the remaining March Madness games vary a lot, depending on the teams and where they play.

  • Should student athletes be paid?   Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 7:53 AM ET
    Should student athletes be paid?

    They are not unionized employees of the university, says Mark Emmert, NCAA president, explaining why he thinks college athletes should not be paid but rather it allows the players to obtain an education that will help them throughout their lives. Also a look at where all the NCAA money goes.

  • Cramer's bracket holds strong   Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 8:50 AM ET
    Cramer's bracket holds strong

    CNBC's Jim Cramer and "Squawk Box's" Joe Kernen share their bracket standings.

  • 'Squawk Box' talk brackets   Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 6:54 AM ET
    'Squawk Box' talk brackets

    "Squawk Box's" Becky Quick and Joe Kernen share their bracket standings with NBC Sports Network "Sports Dash" host Dave Briggs.

  • Oh no! There go all the March Madness brackets Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 4:57 PM ET
    Jibri Bryan #34 of the Mercer Bears celebrates with teammates after defeating the Duke Blue Devils 78-71 during the Second Round of the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 21, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    The sighs heard round the office Thursday were likely from those who came out on the wrong end of their bracket picks for the NCAA tourney.