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NCAA Men's Basketball

NCAA Men's Basketball

NCAA Men's Basketball

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As March Madness approaches, basketball fans would like to focus on bracketology and slam dunks, but a series of scandals threaten the multi-billion dollar business of men's college basketball. Join host Neal Conan for a discussion on the uneasy marriage of academics and big time sports.

Guests:

Murray Sperber
* Professor of English and American Studies at Indiana University
* Author of Beer and Circus: How Big-Time College Sports Is Crippling Undergraduate Education (Owl Books, 2001).

Chancellor Gordon Gee
* President of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN

Coach Don DeVoe
* Men's Basketball Coach Coach for the United States Naval Academy, Division I, Patriot League