During College Basketball’s March Madness, Everyone Wins Big Except The Athletes

op-ed | Lloyd Billingsley
NCAA Basketball. (Shutterstock)

Chump change for an industry fueled by unpaid athletes.

NCAA Rakes In $1 Billion -- With A B. How Much Did College Athletes Make?

Sports | Mike Brest
NCAA Basketball (Credit: Shutterstock)

Because they are ‘amateurs’

NBA In Talks To End 'One-And-Done' Rule

Sports | Sebastian Obando
NBA commissioner Adam Silver speaks during the Commissioner Press Conference at the NBA All Star Games at Staples Center Feb. 17, 2018 in Los Angeles. Photo: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s what that means

Kentucky Governor Comes Out In Favor Of Paying College Athletes

Sports | Ford Springer

‘They’re professional athletes!’

President Trump Reportedly Plans To Attend The National Championship Game

Sports | Ford Springer
U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to supporters as he arrives at the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., July 16, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

It’s going to be a yuuuuge game

A Supreme Court Case About Sports Betting May Hold The Key On Sanctuary Cities

Politics | Kevin Daley
Gov. Chris Christie speaks on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Dec. 2017. (YouTube screenshot/NJ.com)

This is the biggest states rights case in years.

Dick Vitale Says NCAA Coaches Exposed In FBI Probe 'Must Be Fired'

Sports | Ford Springer
North Carolina v Duke (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

‘There’s a cesspool that’s existing in college basketball’

Should Anybody Even Care If College Athletes Take Money Under The Table?

Sports | David Hookstead
JACKSONVILLE, FL - MARCH 19: Mississippi Rebels and Xavier Musketeers players run by the logo at mid-court during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on March 19, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

There are plenty of reasons to take money

BREAKING: NCAA Assistant Basketball Coaches Arrested For Fraud And Corruption

Sports | Ford Springer
NCAA (Al Sermeno Photography / Shutterstock.com)

At least four coaches were involved

Saturday Became Deadliest Day For College Football In Years

Sports | Hannah Simmons

Something has to change

7 University Of Florida Players Suspended For Season Opener

Sports | Hannah Simmons
Defensive back Chauncey Gardner #23 of the Florida Gators runs 58-yards for a touchdown after hauling in a pass by quarterback C.J. Beathard #16 of the Iowa Hawkeyes for the interception during the fourth quarter of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game on January 2, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
All bets are off

Strip Club To Host 'Hugh Freeze Tribute Night'

Sports | Hannah Simmons
BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 25: Head coach Hugh Freeze of the Mississippi Rebels reacts to a call during the game against the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

And it just keeps getting worse for Ole Miss

Two Stars Of The Ole Miss Football Team Arrested For Shoplifting

Sports | Hannah Simmons
Chad Kelly #10 of the Mississippi Rebels passes the ball in the first half against the Florida State Seminoles during the Camping World Kickoff at Camping World Stadium on September 5, 2016 in Orlando, Florida
Ole Miss Football Is Still Headed Downhill

People Need To Wake Up When It Comes To Nefarious Activity In College Sports

Sports | David Hookstead
JACKSONVILLE, FL - MARCH 19: Mississippi Rebels and Xavier Musketeers players run by the logo at mid-court during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on March 19, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

It’s worse than people know

Former College Basketball Star Destroys NCAA In One Tweet

Sports | David Hookstead
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

He is not happy