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  • NFL playoffs in full swing   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 8:40 AM ET
    NFL playoffs in full swing

    Dave Briggs, NBC Sports, takes a look at Monday night's college football playoff championship game, and week two of the NFL playoffs.

  • Cashing in on college bowl bonanza   Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    Cashing in on college bowl bonanza

    David Briggs, NBC Sports, discusses the big action in college football and why Allstate showed how to sponsor a bowl game.

  • Playoffs?! The big, new boon to college football Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 12:18 PM ET
    Blake Sims of the Alabama Crimson Tide

    In establishing a national championship playoff, college football's power players boosted the sport's ability to rake in revenue.

  • Academic values? College football's cold cash Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 8:03 AM ET
    Quarterback Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes lifts the Big Ten trophy after his team defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 59-0 in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    College football has so much money that some believe it increasingly resembles professional football more than higher education. The NYT reports.

  • Happy birthday LeBron & Tiger!   Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 7:51 AM ET
    Happy birthday LeBron & Tiger!

    Dave Briggs, NBC Sports, discusses NBA's LeBron James and PGA's Tiger Woods' birthday. And Briggs, discusses Jim Harbaugh's possible return to Michigan as head coach.

  • Big biz of college bowl swag   Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 7:51 AM ET
    Big biz of college bowl swag

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

  • $48 Million for a college coach?   Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 2:17 PM ET
    $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   Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 6:52 AM ET
    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.

  • FCC commissioner: NFL blackouts were obsolete Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:31 PM ET
    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.

  • Buffett can also pick 'em in Vegas Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    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.

  • Football to kick off big Vegas betting season Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 2:31 PM ET
    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   Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:32 PM ET
    $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.

  • New helmet cam shows coaches what players see Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:49 AM ET
    Helmet Cam by Sports Video Innovations.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • School sells grass (the other kind) to make cash Monday, 19 May 2014 | 2:10 PM ET
    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 jerseys outselling No. 1 draft pick Monday, 12 May 2014 | 1:41 PM ET
    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   Friday, 9 May 2014 | 8:55 AM ET
    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   Friday, 9 May 2014 | 6:49 AM ET
    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.

  • The Northwestern union vote may not mean much Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 12:14 PM ET
    Kain Colter, No. 2 of the Northwestern Wildcats, passes against the Syracuse Orange at Ryan Field 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.