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March Madness Tips Off: Tournament Begins With 16 Games Thursday

Here's a look at what's happening on day one of the NCAA tournament.

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Scene of fatal multi-vehicle crash

9 Dead In Crash Involving University Of Southwest Golf Teams

Authorities say nine people are dead after a bus carrying members of the men's and women's golf teams collided with a truck in West Texas.

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Man places a sports bet at a casino

Estimated 45M Americans To Bet On March Madness Basketball Tournament

According to the American Gambling Association, an estimated $3.1 billion will be legally and illegally wagered on the tournament this year.

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Alabama quarterback Bryce Young

Georgia Takes On Alabama In College Football National Championship

Kickoff is Monday night at 8 p.m. ET.

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Tim Tebow.

Tim Tebow-Led Company Hopes To Help College Athletes Through NFTs

Tebow joins Newsy to explain how his company Campus Legends can help current and former college athletes capitalize on their name, image and likeness.

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Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich.

Former Washington State Football Coach Plans To Sue University

An attorney for Nick Rolovich said he intends to take legal action after Rolovich was fired for failing to comply with the state's vaccine mandate.

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Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich.

Washington State Football Coach Fired For Refusing To Get Vaccinated

Nick Rolovich was fired with cause after being denied a religious exemption.

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Miami flags fly in the parking lot before an NCAA college football game.

Falling Cat Saved At Miami College Football Game

Some quick-thinking fans stretched out an American flag to break the cat's 30-foot fall from the upper deck.

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The Baylor University logo is displayed on the football field at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas.

NCAA Hands Baylor Probation, Fine In Sex Assault Scandal

The ruling came more than five years after the scandal broke.

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NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Report: NCAA Fails On Gender Equity, Undervalues Women's Basketball

The 113-page report found the NCAA prioritized men's college basketball and said steps like a combined Final Four weekend would promote more equity.

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James Madison softball player Odicci Alexander

How NCAA Athletes May Capitalize On New Name, Image And Likeness Rules

The move suspends NCAA restrictions on payments to athletes for things such as sponsorship deals, online endorsements and personal appearances.

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College athlete standing near a NCAA logo during a softball game.

College Athletes Closer To Profiting Off Their Image

Leaders from the NCAA supported a temporary policy that will allow players to earn money while still playing for a college sports team.

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College athlete stands near the NCAA logo during a softball game.

NCAA, Congress Work Toward National Law For Athlete Compensation

Almost 20 states have passed laws allowing college athletes to profit but the NCAA is urging lawmakers to create a standardized framework.

 | Simon Kaufman

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Reports: Duke Men's Basketball Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski To Retire

"Coach K" led the Blue Devils to five national titles and a dozen Final Four appearances in his 41 years at Duke.

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Kentucky's Terrence Clarke

Basketball Star Terrence Clarke Dies At 19

Clarke was a freshman guard at the University of Kentucky who recently entered the NBA draft.

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Baylor celebrates with the trophy after winning the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Baylor Wins NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Over Gonzaga

Jared Butler and the Bears' dynamic backcourt blew past the Bulldogs to end Gonzaga's run at an undefeated season.

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UCLA basketball player Tyger Campbell

Supreme Court Listens To NCAA Athlete Benefit Case

For years, the NCAA has restricted the benefits of its athletes despite schools bringing in millions. The Supreme Court could change that.

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The NCAA logo is displayed at mid-court.

Supreme Court To Hear Case On NCAA Benefits

The NCAA says limits are needed to prevent an escalated bidding war for players.

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Georgia Tech women's basketball head coach Nell Fortner.

Georgia Tech Coach: NCAA Sees Women's Basketball As 'An Afterthought'

Women's basketball head coach Nell Fortner thanked the NCAA for exposing its own disparities between men's and women's collegiate sports.

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Oregon Duck's Sedona Prince shares videos of women's facilities at the NCAA tournament

After Complaints Go Public, NCAA Fixes Women's Weight Room

Social media posts showing the disparity between the men's and women's amenities at their respective basketball tournaments forces upgrade.

 | Johannah Grenaway

NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament vs. Women’s Basketball tournament bubble set up

NCAA Criticized For Disparity In Tournament Amenities

A picture that went viral shows a men's weight facility compared to the setup that the women's teams have.

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A March Madness sticker for the NCAA college basketball tournament is placed on a window in downtown Indianapolis.

NCAA Players Push For Reform Ahead Of Tournament

Players want the right to profit from their name, image and likeness by July 1.

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Georgia defensive back Eric Stokes returns an interception for a touchdown against Florida.

Several College Football Games Are Canceled This Week

COVID-19 cases are impacting the season.

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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence looking to pass.

Clemson's Trevor Lawrence Tests Positive For COVID-19

The star QB will have to sit out Saturday's game against Boston College and could potentially miss their next game against #4 ranked Notre Dame.

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Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst talks to his players

Wisconsin Badgers Cancel Nebraska Game Due To COVID-19

Wisconsin is the first Big Ten school to postpone or cancel a game since the league started last Friday.

 | Johannah Grenaway

Mask-wearing student walks past statue of legendary University of Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne on Tuesday.

Big Ten Reverses Course, Says Football Season Will Start Oct. 23

Conference says eight-game season will begin Oct. 23, with a championship game on Dec. 19.

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Georgetown coach John Thompson shouts to the floor during the Hovas' NCAA semifinal game against St. John's in 1985.

Legendary Georgetown Basketball Coach John Thompson Dies At 78

Thompson's family announced his death in statement Monday, but provided no cause. He'd been battling multiple health issues.

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Florida Governor Signs Bill To Let College Athletes Get Paid

The law will let college athletes in the state profit off their names, images and likenesses, starting in July 2021.

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The national office of the NCAA in Indianapolis.

NCAA Supports Student Athlete Compensation Plan

The Board of Governors is moving forward to develop rules that would allow student athletes to profit off their names, images and likenesses.

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NCAA National Office

Student Athletes Would Get More Transfer Freedom Under NCAA Plan

The rule would let baseball, football, basketball and men's ice hockey players compete immediately after their first transfer.

 | Johannah Grenaway