Showing posts with category "college sports"

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...

February 16, 2022
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canada

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

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

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

NY Stadium Deals

I have been asked by numerous reporters why state and local governments continue to fund stadium subsidies if they don't pay off in economic development

February 16, 2022
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general

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 lame...

February 16, 2022
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ncaa; college sports; football; coaching salaries

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

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

Two Observations on the Mark Mangino Settlement with KU

The University of Kansas has released the details of the settlement it reached with former football coach Mark Mangino.

February 15, 2022
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ncaa; college sports; consumer economics