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Analysis: College softball grosses $451 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Florida State University softball tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $2.2 million – or $95,837 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College baseball grosses $684 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Louisiana State University baseball tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $6.4 million – or $182,464 per athlete – in 2016, followed by Florida State University ($6 million), Vanderbilt ($5.9 million), UT Austin ($7 million) and University of Mississippi ($5 million), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College athletics grossed $31,832 per athlete in 2016

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Georgia grossed $352,349 per athlete in 2016 – the highest of all athletic programs that year, followed by University of Texas at Austin ($346,947 per athlete) and Louisiana State University ($315,988 per athlete), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College sports raked in $18.1 billion in 2016

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Texas at Austin grossed $207 million in 2016, making it the highest-grossing college sports program that year, followed by Ohio State University ($176 million) and University of Alabama ($174 million), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

348,659 U.S. borrowers in default on student loans from 4-year schools

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Phoenix in Tempe, Everest University in Tampa and Ashford University in San Francisco reported the largest share of borrowers from four-year institutions who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Davidson College tops March Madness bracket with 91% graduation rate

From Higher Education Tribune

Four-year graduation rates range widely at schools that sent teams to the NCAA men's basketball tournament, according to the National Center for Education Statistics..

Analysis: College women's basketball grosses $903 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Stanford women's basketball tops the list of highest grossing programs with more than $21 million – or $1.5 million per athlete – in 2016, followed by UConn ($9 million), Baylor ($7.6 million), Florida State ($7 million) and Vanderbilt ($5.2 million), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

March Madness money: How do women's teams in the tournament rank?

From Higher Education Tribune

Of the 64 teams in the NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament, Stanford is No. 1 for how much money it makes, grossing more than $21.4 million – or $1.5 million per player – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College men's basketball grosses $2 billion

From Higher Education Tribune

Though excluded from the NCAA tournament, University of Louisville men's basketball tops the list of highest grossing programs with nearly $44 million – or $2.9 million per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

March Madness money: How do tournament teams rank?

From Higher Education Tribune

Of the 68 teams in the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament, Duke is No. 1 for how much money it makes, grossing more than $34 million – or $2.1 million per player – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

WellCare buys two Care1st subsidiaries in Arizona

WellCare Health Plans recently completed the acquisition of Care1st Health Plan Arizona and One Care by Care1st Health Plan of Arizona.

WellCare Health Plans to acquire Medicaid, other assets from Phoenix Health Plan

WellCare Health Plans, a Florida-based health care plan provider, has signed an agreement to acquire Medicaid membership and some provider contracts from Phoenix Health Plan (PHP), a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare.

233 fans take Busch Good Sport pledge at Can-Am 500 race

Fans at Sunday's Can-Am 500 at Phoenix Raceway were offered rewards for taking the Busch Good Sport pledge to promise not to drink alcohol at the event and to act as designated drivers.

American Association for Physician Leadership partners with Arizona State University

The fifth partner to assist the American Association for Physician Leadership has been named.

McGibney named regional general manager for KB Home's Arizona projects

KB Home has appointed Rob McGibney as regional general manager for Arizona.

WellCare Health Plans to acquire Care1st Arizona

WellCare Health Plans Inc. has entered into an agreement with Care1st Health Plan to acquire its subsidiaries Care1st Health Plan Arizona Inc. and ONECare by Care1st Health Plan of Arizona Inc., known collectively as Care1st Arizona.

McReynolds promoted as president of KB Home's Tucson division

KB Home has promoted Amy McReynolds to president of its Tucson division.

State Farm to add 1,000 employees at Tempe office

State Farm Insurance recently said its Marina Heights location will hire more than 1,000 full- and part-time associates this year to fill positions in claims, sales and customer service at the Tempe customer contact center.

College H.U.N.K.S. hauling service opens in Tucson

College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk and Moving, which provides local moving service, junk removal, donation pickups and more, has expanded into Tucson.

Integrated Dermatology opening Yuma office

Integrated Dermatology Group will open a new office Yuma, lead by Ronald Harris, a professional dermatologist and dermatopathologist who will serve as managing partner of the new venture.

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