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College Sports (NCAA) - Statistics & Facts

College athletics refers to different sports practiced as part of higher education at a university or equivalent establishment. College sports are very popular in the United Stated and the championships are organized in divisions around different sports disciplines sanctioned mainly by the NCAA, which is the largest college sports organization.

The NCAA is a nonprofit organization responsible for organizing the athletic programs of the majority of universities and colleges in the United States and Canada. The competitions are divided into three divisions and are organized around conferences that bring together an average of a dozen universities. These conferences vary according to the sports disciplines and whether they are men's or women's competitions. The NCAA generates most of its revenue from television and marketing rights fees. In its 2019 financial year, the NCAA generated more than 800 million U.S. dollars in revenue from television and marketing rights fees.

The attention paid to college sport heightens each year with the start of the college basketball tournament – often referred to as March Madness, which is a single elimination contest for college basketball teams. The tournament takes place each spring and is one of the most popular sporting events in the United States. The Kentucky Wildcats have played in a record 181 March Madness games between 1942 and 2019, lifting the trophy eight times during that period. In 2019, the tournament had an average TV viewership of 10.5 million viewers. During the same year, the championship final game between Virginia and Texas Tech was watched by an average of 19.6 million viewers.

The 2020 edition of the March Madness tournament was canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, causing a huge financial impact on the competing teams and the host city, Atlanta. The NCAA was due to pay each team 280,300 U.S. dollars per game played in 2020. As winning the tournament requires playing five games, the two teams that reached the final were in line to earn over 1.4 million U.S. dollars. Atlanta, meanwhile, lost an estimated 100 million U.S. dollars as result of the event's cancelation.

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College Sports (NCAA) - Statistics & Facts

College athletics refers to different sports practiced as part of higher education at a university or equivalent establishment. College sports are very popular in the United Stated and the championships are organized in divisions around different sports disciplines sanctioned mainly by the NCAA, which is the largest college sports organization.

The NCAA is a nonprofit organization responsible for organizing the athletic programs of the majority of universities and colleges in the United States and Canada. The competitions are divided into three divisions and are organized around conferences that bring together an average of a dozen universities. These conferences vary according to the sports disciplines and whether they are men's or women's competitions. The NCAA generates most of its revenue from television and marketing rights fees. In its 2019 financial year, the NCAA generated more than 800 million U.S. dollars in revenue from television and marketing rights fees.

The attention paid to college sport heightens each year with the start of the college basketball tournament – often referred to as March Madness, which is a single elimination contest for college basketball teams. The tournament takes place each spring and is one of the most popular sporting events in the United States. The Kentucky Wildcats have played in a record 181 March Madness games between 1942 and 2019, lifting the trophy eight times during that period. In 2019, the tournament had an average TV viewership of 10.5 million viewers. During the same year, the championship final game between Virginia and Texas Tech was watched by an average of 19.6 million viewers.

The 2020 edition of the March Madness tournament was canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, causing a huge financial impact on the competing teams and the host city, Atlanta. The NCAA was due to pay each team 280,300 U.S. dollars per game played in 2020. As winning the tournament requires playing five games, the two teams that reached the final were in line to earn over 1.4 million U.S. dollars. Atlanta, meanwhile, lost an estimated 100 million U.S. dollars as result of the event's cancelation.

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