Showing posts with category "ncaa"

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

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

February 15, 2022
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bcs

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

Success in Year t, Greater Demand in Year t 1

Two things are well-known among sports economists.

February 15, 2022
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college football

Herald Staff Names the Worst Students on the Wisconsin-Madison Campus

The Badger Herald has named the names of the worst people on the University of Wisconsin.  Seems that these people had the audacity to engage in arbitrage of

February 15, 2022
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college football

Passing, Winning, and Optimization

One of my favorite sites, Advanced NFL Stats, recently posted compelling evidence on "Passing = Winning" in the NFL.  As ANS observes, announcers, including

February 15, 2022
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coaches

Winners and Losers in College Bowl Games

It's well-known that in terms of accounting entries, many college athletic departments lose money. Some economists have questioned whether the expense and

February 15, 2022
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bcs

No Country for Old Men: The Bowden Saga

Due to travels, I missed writing about the Bobby Bowden affair during the height of the storm. The dismay among FSU fans is strong. In an Orlando Sentinel

February 15, 2022
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bowden

How Much to Take a Dive?

Last night while watching Agassi beat Baghdatis at the U.S. Open, I wrote,

February 15, 2022
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general