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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: In dissing GOP, San Antonio turned down potential 50,000 visitors, $200 million-plus in economic impact

San Antonio businesses will lose out on $110 million in direct spending and nearly $200 million in overall economic impact after Mayor Ron Nirenberg turned away an opportunity for his city to host the 2020 Republican National Convention.

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.

114,405 U.S. borrowers in default on student loans from private, nonprofit schools

From Higher Education Tribune

Everest University in Florida, Liberty University in Virginia, and International American University of Puerto Rico - Aguadilla Campus reported the largest share of borrowers from private, nonprofit institutions who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

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.

Analysis: 569,475 students played college sports in 2016

From Higher Education Tribune

Lindenwood University, Cornell University and Harvard University reported the most students participating in athletics in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

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.

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.

The hardest part of a storm comes after the rain

Last year Houston and much of southeast Texas were ravaged by Hurricane Harvey and the cleanup is still ongong.

Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow writes that U.S. government should help modernize Houston's dams

The Addicks Dam and The Barker Dam in Houston kept a decent amount of water out of the city during Hurricane Harvey, but they won't last forever and the city needs a solution.

Economists urge president and Congress to introduce "smart immigration policy"

Nearly 1,500 economists, Republicans and Democrats, and members of every administration since President Reagan, have signed a letter urging the White House and Congress to recognize the benefits of immigration to the economy.

Average interest rates on credit cards rise in national suvey

The national credit card average APR reaches a record level of 15.29 percent following an increase in interest rate levels by the Federal Reserve.

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