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What’s the Price Tag on Tournament Time?

Tournament time. It’s all about college basketball. Waving your team’s colors, watching a few games with friends—that sort of thing. That’s all true, but it is also about a mad amount of money. About half of Americans’ overall sports spending goes to the costs of attending actual games—that’s half of $100 billion, by the way. The rest goes to various other aspects of our love for sports, some of which may make you want to consider some insurance (others may make you want to REALLY want consider some insurance). Part of that sporting events spending this year will be the money people shell out for a seat at one of the 67 March Madness basketball games. The average price for a tournament game seat is in the hundreds of dollars, and that’s just at retail, where all-session passes to the 2017 Final Four went as high as $9,600 for prime…

Basketball Season Is Here!

College basketball fans unite! March is here with the NCAA tournament. Which may be the single most anticipated event in college sports, is coming up fast. By the close of Selection Sunday on March 15, the entire country will know which teams are in the running – and which ones will be seeking post-season glory in one of the secondary tournaments. In the meantime, here are our bracket predictions for the top seeds. Virginia Cavaliers (28-2) It’s been an incredible season for the Cavaliers, whose only defeats came at the hands of the Duke Blue Devils and the Louisville Cardinals. Despite losing to Louisville last weekend, the Cavaliers won the ACC regular season championship for the second straight year – making their number-one seed a virtual certainty. Duke Blue Devils (28-3) Between their sweep of North Carolina and wins over Virginia, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, and Louisville, the Blue Devils should secure…