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Measure up, or else

Division I-A football teams heading to college bowls have trouble making the grade academically. The report, published by the Institute

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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

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Why are Concessions so Cheap at the Masters?

Why are concessions so expensive at the ballpark? Some of the explanations include: The captured consumer theory. Once in the

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Seeding the Madness

Are you upset that your favorite team received a 10 or 11 seed when they deserved a few higher spots?

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Scandal Effect: Does League Direction Matter?

In Sunday's post ("Needed Perspective"), Dave Berri draws attention to a critical question concerning the NBA scandal -- do fans

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An Impact of the NCAA Tournament?

One of the more amusing reasons why sports are not boons to local economies is that they drive more unproductive

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George Mason Univeristy Wins The March Madness Lottery

As Skip noted in the 2019 March Madness frenzy, mixing dispassionate sports analysis with rooting interest presents challenges. I'm a

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Major League Baseball Officials: Internet Entrepreneurs

I recall the good old days when I could follow the Chicago Cub's loss by tuning into WGN 720AM's internet

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Racism Behind Lack of NBA Interest?

The NBA's popularity vaulted during the 1980s and 1990s with Bird as MVP but also with Moses, Magic, Michael, Charles,

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Solving the Coaching Pay Problem

This last weekend Adrian Wojnarowski penned a column examining the salaries of college coaches. In this column is the following

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When is a subsidy not a subsidy?

Readers of The Sports Economist know that we generally take a tough line against public subsidies for sports. So, I

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Everything's Bigger in Texas

When I was a student at Mizzou back in the 90s, I remember reading articles where potential recruits would say

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