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Top Democrat Wants to Know if These March Madness Coaches Make Too Much Money

  • Inquiry looks into schools’ tax benefits, athletic salaries
  • Pascrell is seeking info from highest-earning college coaches
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Americans To Wager $3.1B on March Madness

With the March Madness college basketball tournament getting underway, a top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee is asking three top schools with highly paid basketball coaches to hand over data about those compensation packages.

Representative Bill Pascrell, a New Jersey Democrat, sent letters to Duke, Villanova and Auburn Universities -- each participants in the popular NCAA Division I tournament -- asking them to divulge information about their coaches’ pay structure and their basketball programs.