Showing posts with category "college football"

Realignment Economics

A few days back Phil provided a synopsis of the maneuvers behind the impending break-up of the Big 12 with Brad commenting yesterday on the first move in this

February 16, 2022
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college football

(Ir)rational Reading

I was halfway through a draft post on some recent books when I read Brian Goff's recent entry 'LeBron "Stumbling on Losses"'. Brian has highlighted some of

February 16, 2022
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general

March Madness: O Canada Version

The second round game between Syracuse and Gonzaga today has an interesting sub-plot:  a lot of Canadians will be on the floor.  Syracuse guard Andy

February 16, 2022
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college basketball

Accounting Madness

In an article today on CNN.com, the normally quite sharp Chris Isidore, a senior writer for CNNMoney, perpetuates one of the most enduring myths in sports

February 16, 2022
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college basketball

Student Demand for College Sports

Funding has dried up for a lot of things in the Great Recession, including college sports programs. At Cal State San Marcos, the most recent addition to the

February 16, 2022
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college sports

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 NHL: Totals, Averages, and Marginals

From an article in the Trono Star,

February 16, 2022
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nhl

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