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Big Score: College Bowl Game Payouts Surpass $500 Million

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Bowl games paid more than a half billion dollars to college football conferences and schools last season, the most ever and an increase of almost...




  • Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has now won five titles in his 40 years of coaching. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    What Sets Coach K Apart?

    Five national titles, 12 Final Four appearances, and more than a thousand wins. As if there were any doubt before Monday night, only the late,... Read more

  • Frank Kaminsky (R) of Wisconsin will have to have a big game against Duke and Jahlil Okafor to bring home the title. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

    Title Game Preview: Wisconsin Over Duke

    Rarely does a title game feel anticlimactic—especially if it involves two of the top four ranked teams in the country, and one of them is... Read more

  • Tim Dahlberg Basketball

    The Night the Runnin’ Rebels Were Taken Down

    It wasn’t that Anderson Hunt didn’t want the ball. Shooting guards always want the ball. Larry Johnson had it to begin with, bringing it up... Read more

  • Gregg Marshall

    Wichita State Reaches New Contract Agreement With Marshall

    Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall agreed to terms on a new contact, choosing to remain with the Missouri Valley powerhouse after receiving overtures from Alabama... Read more

  • Jahlil Okafor scored 17 points in Duke's first meeting with Michigan State. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    Final Four Picks

    The most-anticipated Final Four I can remember, previous to this one, was in 2008. (FYI, it wasn’t just because my beloved Jayhawks had FINALLY avoided... Read more

  • Chris Mullin, Lou Carnesecca

    Mullin: Trying to Turn Around St John’s an ‘Obligation’

    NEW YORK—Chris Mullin’s old coach reached way back into history to describe the buzz from St. John’s hiring its all-time leading scorer. “I’m not going... Read more

  • The heavily-favored Kentucky Wildcats enter the Final Four with a 38–0 record. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    The (Loaded) Final Four

    Back in mid-November, at the prestigious Champions Classic, the McDonald’s All-American-starved Michigan State Spartans looked like the odd team out among themselves, Duke, Kansas, and Kentucky—aka... Read more

  • Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats is the only coach to amass 38 wins in a season and he's done it three times. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

    Kentucky Is the New Duke

    It was 23 years ago this March that Christian Laettner officially became one of the most disliked players (that’s putting it mildly) in the nation... Read more

  • Kentucky's Devin Booker takes a pass during practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Cleveland. Kentucky plays West Virginia in a regional semifinal on Thursday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    NCAA Schedule 2015: College Basketball Times, TV Channel, Live Stream Info Tonight

    March Madness is set to start back up with the Sweet Sixteen on Thursday night. Four games will take place on March 26, with the... Read more

  • Austin Carr

    Sweet 61: Carr’s Tourney Scoring Record Stands Test of Time

    CLEVELAND—Austin Carr never imagined his record would last five years. It has stood for 45. “It’s been that long?” he said. “Yeah, that does surprise... Read more

  • Duke teammates Grayson Allen (L) and Jahlil Okafor have the Blue Devils poised for another Final Four trip. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

    Projecting the Sweet 16, Elite Eight Rounds

    In the span of six days, the once-gargantuan 68-team tourney has been slimmed to just 16 teams. Now the tournament we all love shifts from... Read more

  • Mike Krzyzewski, Jahlil Okafor

    Three No. 1 Seeds , Including Unbeaten Kentucky, Still Alive

    When the NCAA Tournament reaches the Sweet 16, that means there are only 15 games left to decide a national champion. Kentucky needs to win... Read more

  • Gonzaga players including Silas Melson (0) celebrate after they beat Iowa 66-53 in an NCAA tournament college basketball game in the Round of 32, Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    NCAA Tournament 2015: Sweet Sixteen Bracket and TV Schedule

    The 2015 NCAA tournament is well underway, with a several day break before the next round of action. The Sweet Sixteen bracket and schedule is... Read more

  • Aaron Harrison and the 36–0 Kentucky Wildcats are prohibitive favorites to win the title. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

    So Far, Kentucky Making Me Look Bad

    I’m notorious for changing my mind. When I made my Super Bowl pick just a couple months ago, I originally said New England would pull... Read more

  • J.J. O'Brien, Justise Winslow, Quinn Cook

    Duke Beats San Diego State 68–49 to Reach NCAA Sweet 16

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Jahlil Okafor scored 18 of his 26 points in a dominating first half and Duke beat San Diego State 68–49 on Sunday in the... Read more

  • Travis Trice

    March Madness in Full Swing: Michigan State Upsets Virginia

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Travis Trice received a text message Sunday from Golden State Warriors forward and former Michigan State player Draymond Green that read: “Don’t let this... Read more


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