NCAA March Madness Money [Infographic]

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If you thought March Madness was only about college hoops, you were dead wrong. It's all about the Benjamins. From TV networks to the NCAA itself, everyone is trying to get a piece of the pie this time of year.

Some interesting stats to consider while watching the final four this weekend:

A 30-second spot during the first round of the tournament can go for $100,000. That same ad in the finals goes for over $1 million.

The NCAA makes 96 of it's annual revenue in March.

$3 billion is bet in office pools across the country, over 50 million Americans participating.

96 percent of Americans will watch some part of the tournament.


cbs/turner sports paid the NCAA 11 billion dollars for coverage of march madness over the course of 13 years...where is that money going?(image) 6 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

@momomoses7 I CAN'T STAND THE NCAA. UGHHH. Stop acting like you care about the students. You care about exploiting their talents for money.(image) 1 day ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

A school gets paid $1.5M for each game it plays in the NCAA tournament: The money goes to its conference.(image) 4 days ago via Tweet Button ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

NCAA coaches stand to make a TON of money for tournament success: | Let's fight world hunger, instead.(image) 6 days ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

NCAA makes billions..and some of the athletes probably have to borrow money for a soft drink!(image) 6 days ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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