It looks like pay-for-play in college sports is here to stay. Too bad.

The two arch-rivals had met during the regular season, Notre Dame coming away with a two-point overtime victory over Purdue. They collided again in the tournament’s final game, this time the Irish winding up on the short end of a 53-48 barnburner, and a new national basketball champion was crowned. The crowd of about 30 diehard fans erupted, their cheers echoing around the not-so-famed Highmark Center in Erie, Pa.... Read More