Thanks for Putting a Damper on March Madness, Frontline | Bent | Bend | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon
The Source Weekly’s reporting is made possible by the power of your support. Be a part of it!
Search
Settings
Pin It
Favorite

Thanks for Putting a Damper on March Madness, Frontline 

Frontline digs into the big money behind college basketball.

Actually, this report from last night's edition of Frontline was a startling, if not shocking, look at the business behind the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament.

While this year's tournament has been crazier than just about any year prior, the report outlined the big money behind this sport. In fact, some 90 percent of the NCAA's annual revenue (for all its sports) comes from the three-week tournament. The television rights alone for the tourney send some $700 million to the NCAA.

Then there's the merchandising, the video games, the tickets and all that stuff...and the players don't see a penny of that. As the documentary shows, many of them live in poverty while their coaches make three-to-four-digit salaries. So yeah...I'm a little disillusioned with my favorite sport right now. But I'll still watch Saturday's games of course.

Anyway, hit this link to watch the segment in its entirety.


Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
Wolf Jett - Cosmic Mountain Music

Wolf Jett - Cosmic Mountain Music - Campfire Hotel

Thu., May 26, 6-8 p.m.
Submitting an event is free and easy.

Newsletter Signup

Get Central Oregon daily news
directly in your inbox

Get Social

Latest in Bent

More by The Source Staff

Want to advertise with us?

For info on print and digital advertising, >> Click Here

© 2022 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA AVE, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation