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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Civil rights historian aims to reform NCAA 'cartel'
Civil rights historian aims to reform NCAA 'cartel'

When he's not looking beyond the basketball court — and contemplating who is getting rich from college athletics and, more pointedly, who is not —Taylor Branch still enjoys the games. "I watch the March Madness tournaments sporadically," the Baltimore civil rights historian said. "My new favorite team is the Maryland women, who are fun to watch. I'm hoping they can pull off a miracle against UConn's female juggernaut" in Sunday's semifinal. But once the men's and women's Final Four games are over, the bigger picture looms. While some fans look at box scores, Branch can't help but scrutinize other numbers — such as...