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  • How 'Cinderellas' cash in on March Madness Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    Khyle Marshall #23 of the Butler Bulldogs holds the ball as Elias Harris #20 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs defends at Hinkle Fieldhouse on January 19, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    As March Madness approaches, small schools will battle for bragging rights, national exposure and the 'Flutie Effect.'

  • Syracuse's Boeheim is taking basketball 'virtual' Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 12:59 PM ET
    Jim Boeheim

    The Syracuse University coach has partnered with a tech developer to test virtual reality for basketball games.

  • Grant Hill: From all-star to NBA team owner? Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 3:04 PM ET
    Grant Hill, former NBA player.

    He and his partners came up short in bidding for the L.A. Clippers, but Grant Hill isn't giving up. He tells CNBC he still wants to own a team.

  • Purdue's Daniels sees pushback on college costs Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:06 PM ET
    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's pay for play battle   Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    Kain Colter, No. 2 of the Northwestern Wildcats, passes against the Syracuse Orange at Ryan Field in September 2013 in Evanston, Ill.

    Michael Hausfeld, Hausman LLP chairman, discusses the implications of Friday's ruling that the NCAA cannot prevent players from selling the rights to their names, images or likenesses.

  • Judge sides with athletes challenging NCAA pay Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:39 PM ET
    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.

  • 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.