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The NCAA and CBS just struck an $8.8 billion dollar extension

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That's a lot of Benjamins.

Huuuuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaaaay! I don't want to get on my high horse here - but I'm slowly beginning to fall on the side of paying athletes that are making the NCAA, and their schools, a lot of money. I think the current solution - giving them a stipend - is a great first step. I get the value of an education and all that and I think most of the Villanova athletes do to.

But let's be honest. If Kris Jenkins is having his image plastered on a Bang tee-shirt, he should probably see a small percentage of that. Amateur status shouldn't prevent that, in my opinion. And with the news that the NCAA just struck a huge extension with CBS for the broadcast rights to March Madness...

I'm just going to leave this here:

And now, the "news."

N.C.A.A. Extends Basketball Deal With CBS Sports and Turner Through 2032 | The New York Times
The eight year deal extends the existing contract, which lasted through 2024, for an additional $8.8 billion.

Dylan Painter dominant at Donofrio, eyes future at Villanova | City of Basketball Love
Painter and fellow incoming freshman Omari Spellman have already begun the friendly banter of deciding who will dunk on the other.

Another legacy of Villanova's championship | Philly.com
Until Kris Jenkins' buzzer-beating shot went through the basket in Houston, it had been 31 years since the last time a men's basketball national championship was won by a school that doesn't play FBS football.

National Champion Wildcats Bask in Celebratory Perks | ABC News
The Wildcats beat North Carolina on a Kris Jenkins buzzer-beater for the title, then returned home last week from Houston with a police escort and a campus rally. Villanova fans descended on downtown Philadelphia for a raucous championship parade. President Barack Obama was patched through for a congratulatory phone call to Wright. That was just the tip of Villanova's championship week.

2 Villanova title teams unite at Big 5 Hall of Fame induction | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
The timing was perfect at Monday's Big 5 HOF ceremony, as the now-enshrined '85 Villanova title team gave praise and advice to the '16 champs.

Kenefick in the middle of Villanova’s title run | Sports | Observer-Reporter
Dean Kenefick front and center (court) during Villanova's title run.

Villanova's National Championship From The Perspective Of A First Year Student | The Sports Quotient
The Sports Quotient is a digital sports media company designed to give bright young sports minds an online community with which to share their intellectual and innovative thoughts. The SQ team ensures that the website features engaging articles that are sure to intrigue our readers, young and old. Writers and readers alike are encouraged to take sides and debate the hot topics in the sports world. No sport is out of bounds—even if some people might not think it is a sport.

Radnor BOC approves change to Villanova University plan for sidewalk | Main Line Media News
The changes will cost an additional $250K, and I just realized I have no concept of this crooked game we call construction.

Wildcat Golfers Set for Three Events This Week | Villanova.com
The Villanova men's golf team will continue its spring schedule this week as the Wildcats will play in three separate events this coming Thursday, Saturday, and Monday.

Five current MLB players who could have played in the NFL | Larry Brown Sports
Wondering about MLB players who could have played professional football in the NFL? Here are five good baseball players who could have done it.