College Sports


  • Software is 'bigger and bigger' deal for Nike: CEO Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    Nike+ FuelBand SE

    Software is "going to be a bigger and bigger factor in terms of experience with the products we create," said Mark Parker.

  • 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.

  • Northwestern union vote today  Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Dave Briggs, NBC Sports, shares his thoughts on whether college athletes will vote to unionize. And Robert Cox, Reuters Breakingviews, weighs in.

  • Northwestern's blitz to keep players from unionizing Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 12:51 PM ET
    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.

  • Fans blame Tampa Bay owners for Man Utd's demise Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 7:49 AM ET

    Supporters of soccer club Manchester United have laid the blame for their team's miserable year at the feet of its U.S. owners.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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.

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

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

  • Restaurants hope Final Four is a slam dunk Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 12:27 PM ET
    NCAA Final Four signage at AT&T Stadium on March 31, 2014 in Arlington, Texas

    The Final Four NCAA basketball tournament will make for a busy and profitable weekend, food retailer CEOs tell CNBC.

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

    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

    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.

  • 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.

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

  • Madison Square Garden gets Sweet 16 boost  Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    Jesse Lawrence, TiqIQ CEO, breaks down ticket sales and prices for the NCAA's Sweet Sixteen games being held at Madison Square Garden.

  • Confident Northwestern will withstand appeal: Expert  Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    Tim Waters, National Political director, discusses the ruling by the NLRB that says football players at Northwestern University are employees and can unionize.

  • Northwestern athletes entitled to unionize  Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 3:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports Northwestern University athletes won their case before the NLRB. Chu explains the employer, employee relationship between the university and the players.

  • 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.