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 frequent city legends approximately collage athletics.

Each bankruptcy takes aside a standard false impression, exhibiting how the assumptions at the back of it fail so as to add up. fortress and Winfree exhibit how those myths perpetuate themselves and, eventually, how they serve a handful of robust parties—such as franchise proprietors, newshounds, and players—at the rate of the bigger neighborhood of activities fanatics. From the concept that crew proprietors and bosses are inept to the suggestion that revenue-generating university activities pay for athletics that do not allure lovers (and their cash), 15 activities Myths and Why they are Wrong strips down pervasive debts of the way our favourite video games functionality, permitting us to examine them in a brand new, extra proficient way.

Fort and Winfree argue that substituting the intuitive attraction of emotionally charged myths with rigorous, proficient motives weakens the ability of those tall stories and their tight carry at the activities we like. Readers will emerge with a clearer photo of the forces at paintings in the activities global and a greater knowing of why those myths matter—and are necessary of a takedown.

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The myth distracts our attention from the actual self-interested choices made by ADs and their UA overseers. Critics blame some inappropriate logic and then scold the people in charge of college sports for failing to do battle against the arms race. ” University presidents respond by blaming “the unstoppable juggernaut of college sports” for the arms race that must tragically follow. The light of analytical insight suggests 23 24 College Myths otherwise—if there is anything to fix, it is the incentives facing UAs that set the spending rules for college ADs.

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 .

Allowing free rein to those charging ahead on the back of the arms race explanation will ultimately prove destructive. Advocates of play for pay for college athletes will always be stymied by this myth. Champions of Title IX gender equity goals will be similarly repelled by it. Finally, so-called nonrevenue sports will always be fighting an uphill battle in their pursuit of university support because this powerful myth is so firmly entrenched. 3 Athletic Departments Are a Drag on the University Budget A newly released NCAA report shows that just  of the  Football Bowl Subdivision schools made money from campus athletics in the  fiscal year, down from  the year before.

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