Showing posts with category "college basketball"

NCAA Men's Basketball Postseason Roundup

March Madness is upon us again.  This year, the men's college basketball postseason features some interesting economic madness across the board.

February 16, 2022
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college basketball

Another College Football Player Takes a Stab at the NCAA

Former Arizona State and University of Nebraska quarterback Sam Keller has sued EA Sports and the NCAA for using players' names and likenesses (HT Aaron

February 16, 2022
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monopsony

Conference Dating Game: Winners and Losers

Several college athletic conference realignments have taken place over the past 20 years in a process not unlike Match.com. Different parties size each other

February 16, 2022
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college basketball

More March Madness!

Remember the good old days when there were only two postseason men's college basketball tournaments? Things were simple then. If your bubble popped, you

February 16, 2022
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college basketball

The Title IX Grim Reaper

A follow-up to Phil Miller's May 13 post, Arizona State Eliminates Three Sports. When I saw this, I wondered what lay behind the decision. Past investigation

February 16, 2022
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college sports

The Will to Make Tough, But Correct Decisions: Harbaugh and McCarthy

Related to the prior post on managerial decision making, Jim Harbaugh has finally won over almost all his critics for his decision to hand the starting QB job

February 16, 2022
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manager efficiency

Are Stadiums and Players Complements in Production?

Teams seeking public subsidies commonly claim that building a new stadium will improve the team's revenue flow, allowing it to acquire more talent and improve

February 15, 2022
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capital

Stadium Improvements in Women's Athletic Programs

The AP is reporting that the University of Missouri is on its way to building a new softball stadium to house the university softball program.  While the SEC

February 15, 2022
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college sports

Sweet Lew's Sweet Compensation Package

Major college athletic programs are run in ways that are very similar their professional brethren. They compete in markets for top talent (except that in

February 15, 2022
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ncaa; college sports

Should the NCAA Expand Its Men's Tourney?

The NCAA is considering expanding its men's basketball tournament from 65 to 96 teams. According to Joe Walljasper, the last time the tournament expanded was

February 15, 2022
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men's basketball tournament

I'll Have What He's Having: Curious Contract Provisions in the NCAA

The job of a sports agent is to get the best contract terms for his/her client. The best/most notorious is Scott Boras, famous for his reputation of being a

February 15, 2022
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bargaining

Yanks Slash Ticket Prices

WhoDaThunkIt.com?

February 15, 2022
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mlb