Showing posts with category "bowl games"

Tennessee Trouble

The fact that college athletics has a salary cap on players = $0 forces schools to use non-pecuniary means to attract the top recruits. According to the New

February 16, 2022
tags
ncaa; college sports; football

Chizik-Auburn Marriage Made in Heaven (or Roulette Wheel)

Two years ago, I dissed the hiring of Gene Chizik by Auburn.  I didn't predict failure but highlighted how poorly his track record fit the hiring of a

February 16, 2022
tags
manager efficiency

Frustrated With the Big XII Bowl Selection Process?

"Frustrated." "Slighted." "Snubbed." Those awords describe the feelings many Missouri fans, adminstrators, players, and coaches have towards Mizzou's

February 15, 2022
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bcs

Chizik "A Good Buy Right Now"?

Lately, the hiring of Gene Chizik for the head football coaching job at Auburn generated a ton of (mostly negative) buzz. Charles Barkley's comments about

February 15, 2022
tags
ncaa; college sports; football

Success in Year t, Greater Demand in Year t 1

Two things are well-known among sports economists.

February 15, 2022
tags
college football

More on the Economics of Bowl Games

Inside Higher Ed reports that a number of teams participating in bowl games will not be taking the marching band, as well as reducing the number of

February 15, 2022
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bowl games

Winners and Losers in College Bowl Games

It's well-known that in terms of accounting entries, many college athletic departments lose money. Some economists have questioned whether the expense and

February 15, 2022
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bcs

Why Government Spending Stimulus Often Fails to Stimulate

Niels Veldhuis and Charles Lammam, responding to political criticism on a study they wrote on Canadian government stimulus attempts, have written an useful piece on why many economists think govern...

May 12, 2020
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economic impact

Starting the College Football Career Early

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch notes that many college football freshmen are enrolling in college before theyhave graduated from high school: Graham Pocic will graduate from high school in three month...

May 12, 2020
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college football

What Determines Bowl Ticket Sales at the Institution Level?

Todd McCubbin, the executive director of the University of Missouri Alumni Association, writes a short piece on the number of tickets sold by Mizzou to this year's Texas Bowl. His short essay is lo...

April 7, 2020
tags
ncaa; college sports; consumer economics

Report to the Big 10: "Just say yes to expansion."

In an earlier post, I wrote about Big 10 expansion and argued that if the Big 10 decided to expand, it would look east before it would look west. That was under the assumption the Big 10 would add ...

March 28, 2020
tags
ncaa; college sports; football

Non-Pecuniary Gifts in College Football Bowls

Unlike coaches who get bonuses for making bowl games, the athletes can't be paid cold, hard cash for their efforts. But participants in bowl games get an array of gifts. The Sports Business Journal...

December 7, 2019
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bowl games