Showing posts with category "college sports"

Everything You Need To Know Before The 2021 Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is the richest handicap race run on turf over 3200m in the world of racing but it is also so much more.

October 26, 2021
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horse racing

Who Pays the College Coach

Mark Yost has an article on the pay of college coaches in this morning's Wall Street Journal, including a quote from yours truly written here at this blog awhile back. Academic types have long lamented that coaches at many public universities make millions more than their schools' professors and presidents, not to mention the governors of their states. That much is true. Mr. Saban's eight-year contract will pay him $4 million a year -- $5 million if he earns all his performance bonuses. That dwarfs the salary paid to Alabama President Robert Witt ($611,000) and Gov. Bob Riley ($105,000). But […]

September 15, 2021
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NCAA; college sports; football; coaching salaries

College Athletic Department Subsidies

ESPN has a new data tool that allows people to obtain detailed expense and revenue data for many major college athletic programs.  Here is the link.  Here is the disclaimer at the bottom of the table for 2010 data. The information comes from detailed financial disclosure forms that athletic departments submit annually to the NCAA and federal government. ESPN requested the forms from all 120 Division I colleges in the Football Bowl Subdivision under state and federal public records laws. Private colleges and others not subject to those laws declined to release their forms. In those cases, ESPN filled in […]

August 6, 2021
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college sports

NCAA coaches charged with fraud and corruption

Hmm, am I shocked? No, not really. However, I am a little shocked that it was the Feds that caught them. Student-athletes are worth a lot of money to the schools and the brands that sponsor the schools. As such, we expect there to be a strong incentive for places to find ways to convince these student-athletes to go to their school (or brand). And schools have always done this through relatively inefficient means: nicer locker rooms, weight rooms, and other facilities; hiring personal chefs and personal trainers; and even paying professional coaches to leave the big leagues and come […]

August 6, 2021
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college basketball

College Football Doping Scandal

College football is a big business these days.  Teams generate tens of millions of dollars of revenue every season, and for top players, a lucrative professional football contract worth millions of dollars usually awaits the end of their eligibility.  Given all the money associated with modern college football, players, coaches, and boosters face huge incentives to bend or break the rules.  Today officials handed down one of the harshest and most rarely used penalties available in sport to a football program: the "death penalty."  Suspension of the program for one year. The truly bizarre element of this story is that […]

August 6, 2021
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Canada

Online Sports Betting

There are a number of different ways to place online-betting.org on sporting events.

April 26, 2021
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sports betting

5 Ways to Make Money as a Sports Fan

Are sports your obsession? Then why not make it your career? No, we’re not talking about strappin’ on your helmet and going to an NFL tryout—not unless you’re so athletically inclined.

March 13, 2021
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sports

The Sports Lover’s Guide to Life

If you’re a serious sports fan, you see the world a little bit differently while the coronavirus has put sports to a halt. Not everyone can understand why a person would be intensely loyal to a team full of strangers; not everyone can understand why playing a sport in high school, college, or even the pros would mean so much to some of us. That's something we can't do right now while COVID-19 ravages the world. Being really into sports means different things to different people, but it’s easy to recognize the sports-obsessed. They’re the ones waking up early to […]

October 27, 2020
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sports economics

4 Best Muscle Recovery Tips for Athletes

As an athlete getting better, faster, and stronger is understandably your top priority.

September 10, 2020
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sports

Potential Loss of Revenue without NCAA Football

As 2020 drags on, the uncertainty in just about everything seems to increase.

September 10, 2020
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sports

How To Help Your Chances Of Winning When Football Betting

Football betting is common around the world. In fact, some people bet as much as millions on premier league matches.

September 2, 2020
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gambling

The Only 3 Ways to Win at Sports Betting

Everyone wants to win. Being successful at something, regardless of what it is, makes us feel good and usually comes with a certain set of benefits.

June 6, 2020
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sports betting