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THE HAVES STILL HAVE IT
Alexander Wolff
November 19, 1990
A BILLION-DOLLAR WINDFALL FROM CBS IS ONLY GOING TO MAKE THE MAJOR POWERS MORE DOMINANT. HERE'S WHAT THE NCAA COULD HAVE DONE WITH ALL THAT LOOT
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November 19, 1990

The Haves Still Have It

A BILLION-DOLLAR WINDFALL FROM CBS IS ONLY GOING TO MAKE THE MAJOR POWERS MORE DOMINANT. HERE'S WHAT THE NCAA COULD HAVE DONE WITH ALL THAT LOOT

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•$4 million, to buy out the contracts of NBC's Dick Enberg and Al McGuire, two thirds of the best college basketball broadcasting team ever. Neither man can be delighted with the dwindling commitment to college basketball shown by NBC, which will air only four regular-season games during the 1990-91 season. Let's reunite them with Billy Packer at CBS.

We're out of space, and, try as we might, we have barely spent [1/10] of the $1 billion windfall. That leaves only one thing to do: Disperse the rest equally among the 3,500 players at Division I schools—but only after setting enough aside to send each of them to the Hoosier Dome at the end of March to enjoy the sweet culmination of all that their sweat has wrought. And if, as our honored guests settle in for the semifinals on Saturday afternoon, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is allowed to perform the national anthem, that's fine by us. So long as the band does it for free.

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