National Collegiate Athletic Association President Mark Emmert testified that paying student athletes would betray the organization’s core value of amateurism and damage the popular appeal of college sports.
The universities of Connecticut and Kentucky, whose men’s basketball teams face off tonight for the national championship, are joining public colleges across the U.S. seizing on the municipal market’s best start since 2009.
President Barack Obama urged basketball fans to take a break from filling out brackets predicting college basketball tournament winners to visit the U.S. Agency for International Development’s website and consider making a donation “to help the people who have been devastated in Japan.”
The University of Louisville’s college basketball championship win drew an audience of 23.4 million last night, capping a “March Madness” series that averaged the most viewers in 19 years, according to CBS Corp.
Bloomberg's Betty Liu reports that President Barack Obama will provide a seasonal U.S. treat for British Prime Minister David Cameron’s official visit: March Madness. Obama and Cameron will attend a first-round game of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament at the University of Dayton. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)
Bob Wheeler made sure he and his 8- year-old son, Andrew, got to the University of Dayton Arena early for last night’s “First Four” game to beat President Barack Obama’s motorcade and get Andrew a hot dog.