Showing posts with category "ncaa college sports football"

Will the Big 10 Raid the Big XII? An Exercise in Club Theory

Sports leagues can be thought of as clubs. To enter any club, permission must be obtained from the incumbents, which means a sufficient number of them must be

August 16, 2022
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expansion

Subversion of the Academy by the NCAA

Two great American institutions are about to crank up. First-year students and their older classmates will soon return to campus for fall classes. Shortly

August 18, 2022
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college football

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

August 10, 2022
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ncaa; college sports; football

Revenue Sharing and Salary Caps: Will the NFL End Up Like the Big XII?

Many folks point to the NFL revenue sharing system and its salary cap as the determinants behind the more-or-less balanced competition between the teams.

August 11, 2022
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big 12

The Most Interesting College Football Offseason Ever?

As a long time college football fan, the past few months have to be the most interesting off season I can remember.  Here are a few of the highlights (or

August 17, 2022
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conference realignment

Texas A&M: From Shadow to Spotlight

About a year and a half ago, I wondered why Texas A&M would remain in the Big 12 when doing so seemed destined to keep it in Texas' shadow and only extend

August 16, 2022
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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

August 16, 2022
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manager efficiency

Superconferences

From USA Today's Campus Rivalry blog:

August 11, 2022
tags
expansion

Southern Fried Football

In the WSJ, Darren Everson serves up a very econ-oriented piece on "What the Rise of Southern Football Says about America." Subscription is required to view

August 17, 2022
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ncaa; college sports; football

NCAA Football Politics

Several years back, I thought that the process toward a playoff would have played out by now. The 1998 BCS agreement struck me as a key step toward a playoff

August 10, 2022
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ncaa; college sports; football

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

August 13, 2022
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bcs

Al Roth on the BCS

Here's Al Roth at Market Design:

August 16, 2022
tags
ncaa; college sports; football