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Analysis: College men's golf grosses $173 million

From Higher Education Tribune

West Virginia University men's golf tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting nearly $2.1 million – or $190,559 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

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.

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.

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.

Advocates call for easing state regulations against selling homemade foods

Any bureaucratic regulations that throw up barriers to home-cooking entrepreneurs are generally opposed by free-market advocates in Illinois.But there are no major issues brewing in the state on the home-baking front, according to the local chapter of Americans For Prosperity (AFP).

Abbott files complaint to end merger with Alere

Abbott has filed a complaint to terminate its proposed acquisition of Alere due to Alere's significant loss in value since the January merger agreement.

Wrigley factory expansion adds jobs, new Skittles line in Yorkville

Wrigley, a subsidiary of Mars Inc., opened a state-of-the-art addition to its Yorkville factory this week.

Illinois Vets4Energy Chair: Show appreciation for military by pushing for energy independence

The chair of Illinois Vets4Energy says we should mark "Military Appreciation Month" by pushing for energy independence.

Westchester-based Insurance Auto Auctions opens a New York branch

Insurance Auto Auctions Inc. (IAA), a Westchester-based business unit of KAR Auction Services, opened its newest branch recently in Bergen, New York.

Advance Auto Parts opening third store in Naperville

Advance Auto Parts said it will open its third Naperville store on May 12 at 1767 W. Ogden Ave., Suite 155, and will celebrate the event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 2.

AveXis names three to board of directors

AveXis Inc., a Bannockburn-based gene therapy company developing treatments for patients with rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases, recently named Daniel Welch, Terrence Kearney and Frank Verwiel to its board of directors.

New Dow AgroSciences research facility opens at University of Illinois

Dow AgroSciences LLC announced Monday that it has opened a facility in the Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Avexis Inc. announces leadership changes

Chicago-based Avexis Inc., a company dedicated to the development of treatments for life-threatening neurological diseases, recently made some leadership changes.

Northrop Grumman selects Robert J. Fleming for newly created vice president position

Northrop Grumman, the world’s fifth largest defense contractor, has appointed Robert J. Fleming as vice president of the company’s land and self protection systems (L&SPS) division, putting him in charge of cyber, unattended systems and division strategy.

Congressman Hultgren tours Crest Hill chemical facility

TLC Ingredients Inc. officials said today it gave Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) a tour of its facility to show him the value and safety of chemical distribution companies that participate in programs like the National Association of Chemical Distributors.

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