NCAA basketball is in full tournament mode and with Selection Sunday this week March Madness is about to begin. Every year Rob Rains and STLSportsPage.com sponsors a free Bracket Challenge and we hope you will join. To get to the directions you can scroll downn
The personal-finance website WalletHub today released its March Madness Stats & Facts infographic, as well as its report on 2022’s Best Cities for College Basketball Fans. Unfortunately St. Louis did not make the Top 10 for best basketball cities. It should be no surprise that Durham, North Carolina came in at number one.
The following are some interesting facts the website put out:
March Madness Stats & Facts
- $13.8B: Corporate losses due to unproductive workers during March Madness.
- $1.16B: Annual revenue for the NCAA in 2021, more than double the amount earned in 2020 and toping pre-pandemic revenues ($1.12B).
- $8.1M: Salary for college basketball’s highest paid coach, Kentucky’s John Calipari (vs. $1.2M combined for University of Kentucky’s president and the state’s governor).
- 46X: Difference between the average NBA rookie’s salary ($3.3M) and a D1 men’s athlete basketball scholarship for a year ($71.4K).
- $10B: Estimated amount wagered on the 2022 NCAA tournament (roughly 30% more than the amount wagered on Super Bowl).
Enter our Bracket Challenge
It’s time to enter your bracket in our CBS NCAA Bracket Challenge. Tell your friends about it. The prizes listed below are tentative and final list will be posted here soon. Scroll down for the link to enter.