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By Winfree, Jason A.; Fort, Rodney D

In 15 activities Myths and Why they are Wrong, authors Rodney fortress and Jason Winfree observe sharp financial research to bust one of the most frequent city legends approximately collage athletics.

Each bankruptcy takes aside a typical false impression, displaying 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 fee of the bigger neighborhood of activities fanatics. From the concept that workforce proprietors and executives are inept to the suggestion that revenue-generating collage activities pay for athletics that do not allure enthusiasts (and their cash), 15 activities Myths and Why they are Wrong strips down pervasive money owed of ways our favourite video games functionality, permitting us to examine them in a brand new, extra knowledgeable way.

Fort and Winfree argue that substituting the intuitive charm of emotionally charged myths with rigorous, trained factors weakens the facility 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 global and a greater realizing of why those myths matter—and are worthwhile of a takedown.

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There need be no presumption that ADs act completely independently. From this section, the principal-agent model suggests two things that are also inconsistent with the arms race explanation: . The value of the AD’s efforts will be found in places other than the athletic department bottom line. . It should be expected that athletic spending will always rise to meet revenues. We’ve already spent all the time necessary on items  through . In the next section we show that  and  hold as well.

While we undo myths surrounding Title IX in a later chapter, the two examples are important in this chapter. As the idea goes, athletic departments just break even (more so at FCS schools), and you can’t take the money from men’s revenue sports without reducing the ability of the AD to cover costs of all the other sports. So even if one supports its noble intent, Title IX is an unworkable policy financially. However, Revenue Sports Pay for Nonrevenue Sports the truth of the matter is that at just under the majority of FBS programs and at nearly all FCS programs, the other men’s sports and women’s sports don’t need any help.

So even if one supports its noble intent, Title IX is an unworkable policy financially. However, Revenue Sports Pay for Nonrevenue Sports the truth of the matter is that at just under the majority of FBS programs and at nearly all FCS programs, the other men’s sports and women’s sports don’t need any help. And among those programs where the other men’s and women’s sports do not cover their own operating costs, those men’s major revenue sports, football and basketball, simply don’t cover all of the other costs of making sports happen in the first place.

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