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By Winfree, Jason A.; Fort, Rodney D

ISBN-10: 0804774366

ISBN-13: 9780804774369

ISBN-10: 0804790531

ISBN-13: 9780804790536

In 15 activities Myths and Why they are Wrong, authors Rodney fortress and Jason Winfree observe sharp monetary research to bust the most common city legends approximately university athletics.

Each bankruptcy takes aside a standard false impression, exhibiting how the assumptions at the back of it fail so as to add up. citadel and Winfree exhibit how those myths perpetuate themselves and, finally, how they serve a handful of robust parties—such as franchise proprietors, journalists, and players—at the price of the bigger group of activities enthusiasts. From the concept that workforce vendors and bosses are inept to the proposal that revenue-generating university activities pay for athletics that do not allure fanatics (and their cash), 15 activities Myths and Why they're Wrong strips down pervasive bills of the way our favourite video games functionality, permitting us to examine them in a brand new, extra trained way.

Fort and Winfree argue that substituting the intuitive allure of emotionally charged myths with rigorous, proficient causes weakens the ability of those tall stories and their tight carry at the activities we like. Readers will emerge with a clearer photograph of the forces at paintings in the activities international and a greater figuring out of why those myths matter—and are invaluable of a takedown.

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A basic grasp of the relationship between university administrators, abbreviated in this chapter as “UAs,” and their athletic directors, abbreviated with the more familiar “ADs,” along with straightforward economic analysis, busts this myth. First, none of the characteristics of an arms race actually describe the spending in college sports. This alone, in our opinion, should have led to skepticism of the arms race myth from the outset. Second, simple observation of university processes informs us that there is a completely sane and rational explanation for the spending behavior of college athletic departments—competition over revenues that have been growing at very high rates over time.

With two extensions, the commission suggests that the logic applies to collegiate sports spending. The extensions are () UAs with naive estimates of the probability of winning the race, and () rising costs of competition in collegiate athletics over time. According to the report, from the perspective of athletic department profit and loss, spending across athletic departments would exceed the expected gain. The overbidding is wasteful spending, since, from society’s perspective, the same prize could be had with less spending, and some of the money could go to other, valuable activities.

Treating the myth correctly (in our opinion),  FBS programs and no FCS programs generated operating surpluses on football and men’s basketball to cover deficits on the rest of men’s sports and women’s sports and the rest of the costs of running their athletic departments. That’s one, very busted myth. com version of the data (remember, – only). Some  FBS programs are reported by this source, and  of these did not run any operating deficit on the rest of men’s sports and women’s sports (Akron, Miami [Ohio], Central Michigan, Rutgers, and Western Kentucky), leaving .

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