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Author Fort, Rodney D., author.

Title 15 sports myths and why they're wrong / Rodney Fort and Jason Winfree.

Publication Info. Stanford, California : Stanford Economics and Finance, an imprint of Stanford University Press, [2013]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  338.47796 F775f 2013    ---  Available
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Description viii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Revenue sports pay for nonrevenue sports -- An arms race drives college sports spending -- Athletic departments are a drag on the university budget -- Conference revenue sharing levels the football field and basketball court -- Pay-for-play will bankrupt college athletic departments -- Title IX compliance must come at the cost of men's participation -- The FBS playoff will be better than the BCS -- Owners and general managers are inept -- Owners lose money on their sports teams -- Player salary demands increase ticket prices -- Failure to act on the issue of competitive balance is hurting some sports leagues -- Player drafts and revenue sharing will improve competitive balance -- Owners should be more vigilant in policing performance-enhancing drugs -- Everybody loses when labor-management relations go south -- Major League Baseball should emulate the National Football League.
Summary Fort and Winfree apply sharp economic analysis to bust some of the most widespread urban legends about college and professional athletics. Each chapter takes apart a common misconception, showing how the assumptions behind it fail to add up, how these myths perpetuate themselves and, ultimately, how they serve a handful of powerful parties -- such as franchise owners, reporters, and players -- at the expense of the larger community of sports fans.
Subject Sports -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Sports -- Social aspects -- United States.
Sports and state -- United States.
Professional sports -- Economic aspects -- United States.
College sports -- Economic aspects -- United States.
College sports -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst00867929
Professional sports -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01078530
Sports -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01130450
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Winfree, Jason (Jason A.), author.
Added Title Fifteen sports myths and why they're wrong
ISBN 9780804774369 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0804774366 (cloth : acid-free paper)

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