March Madness is a legitimate subject of academic inquiry! Use SLU Libraries' databases to learn about mathematical models for predicting the tournament champion, effects of the tournament on workplace productivity, regional economic impacts, gender equity and much more - a small sample of scholarly articles are highlighted below. For full access to the articles, note that you may need to login with your SLU NetID and Banner password.
Historian Taylor Branch says yes, while Joe Crowley, an ex-NCAA official, says no. See their interviews with PBS NewsHour:
Watch Big Money, Big Controversy Surround College Sports on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.
Watch Ex-NCAA Official: Student Athletes Aren't Workers, Shouldn't Be Paid on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.