NCAA Press Conferences - Netflix

NCAA Press Conferences is extended coverage of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

NCAA Press Conferences - Netflix

Type: Sports

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-03-17

NCAA Press Conferences - National Collegiate Athletic Association - Netflix

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions and conferences. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and helps more than 480,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. In its 2016-17 fiscal year the NCAA took in $1.06 billion in revenue, over 82% of which was generated by the Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The overwhelming majority of the $1.06 billion was then distributed back to member organizations and institutions across the United States in support of their nearly half-million student athletes. Some 95% of all revenues was expended, of which just 4% was devoted to day-to-day operations of the NCAA itself and an additional 8% to cover Association-wide expenses such as legal services, communications and business insurance. The remaining 88% went to member schools, organizations, and athletes. In August 1973, the current three-division system of Division I, Division II, and Division III was adopted by the NCAA membership in a special convention. Under NCAA rules, Division I and Division II schools can offer scholarships to athletes for playing a sport. Division III schools may not offer any athletic scholarships. Generally, larger schools compete in Division I and smaller schools in II and III. Division I football was further divided into I-A and I-AA in 1978. Subsequently, the term “Division I-AAA” was briefly added to delineate Division I schools which do not field a football program at all, but that term is no longer officially used by the NCAA. In 2006, Divisions I-A and I-AA were respectively renamed the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Controversially, the NCAA caps the benefits that collegiate athletes can receive from their schools. There is a consensus among economists that these caps for men’s basketball and football players benefit the athletes' schools (through rent-seeking) at the expense of the athletes.

NCAA Press Conferences - Notes and references - Netflix



NCAA Press Conferences - References - Netflix