Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Research Blog #10: Bibliography

Alexander, Donald, and William Kern. "The Impact of Athletic Performance on Tuition Rates." International Journal of Sport Finance: 240-54. Print.

Bunis, Howard. "Financial Analysis of Rutgers and UMDNJ." Rutgers AAUP. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2014. <http://rutgersaaup.org/sites/default/files/images/ 

Dowling, William. Confessions of a Spoilsport. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2007. Print.
Keen, Jason. "Who's Really Winning? An in-depth look at how intercollegiate athletics and their impact on undergraduate education." Social Impact Research Experience Journal: 1-30. Print.

Pope, Jaren, and Devin Pope. "The Impact of College Sports Success on the Quantity and Quality of Student Applications." Southern Economic Journal (2009): 750-80. Print. 
McCormick, Richard. Raised at Rutgers: A President's Story. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, n.d. Print. 
"NCAA." NCAA. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2014. <http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/finances/distributions>.
Smith, Chris. "How A Single NCAA Tournament Win Is Worth $1.6 Million." Forbes. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2014 <http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrissmith/2014/03/20/ how-a-single-ncaa-tournament-win-is-worth-1-6-million/>.
Smith, Randall, Dr. "The Curious (and Spurious?) Relationship Between Intercollegiate Athletic Success and Tuition Rates." International Journal of Sport Finance (2012): 1-28. Print.
Sperber, Murray. Beer and Circus. New York: Henry and Holt Company, n.d. Print.

Research Blog #9: the Counter Argument

                  My counter argument is that college sports are very beneficial to a college education. The positives of intercollegiate sports include that they provide a great atmosphere, which draws in more applications, sports bring students together, and they make the school more well known. Also, money from donors  and alumni groups increase with a better known sports program. The more successful the athletic program is, the more well known the school becomes. These reasons are why administrators and deans argue for the rebuilding of athletic programs.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

research blog #6

This image shows how little of the money students pay for higher education actually gets back to them to benefit their education, such as updating resources, implementing new technologies, and renovating libraries and study areas.


This image shows where the money from University of Florida's athletic programs go

This image shows the yearly television revenue from NCAA

Total Deal
Average Yearly Payout
$48 million
$48 million
$55.3 million
$55.3 million
$166 million
$166 million
$1 billion/7 years
$143 million
$1.725 billion/8 years
$216 million
$6 billion/11 years
$545 million

Research Blog #7: My Case

My chief example that supports my argument that competitive D1 Sports does not lower students' tuition rates and fees is the article written by Dr. Randall Smith entitled "The Curious (and Spurious?) Relationship Between Intercollegiate Athletic Success and Tuition Rates". In his article he raises many arguments such that although tuition rates for in-state students are not always increased, there  is an increase in what universities call "school fees" or "campus fees". This is my main argument in my research. When I chose this topic to research, I was under the impression that the revenues from successful football and basketball programs would help to reduce tuition rates and student fees. However, throughout my research, I found that universities have to charge students more in order to stay competitive in the world of college athletics.

the online version of the article can be found here

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Literature Review #4

Title: "The Impact of College Sports Success on the Quantity and Quality of Student Applications" 

Authors: Devin G. Pope and Jaren C. Pope

 Citation: Pope, Devin G. and Pope, Jaren C. "The Impact of College Sports on the Quantity and Quality of Student Applications". Southern Economic Jounral, 2009.

Key Terms:

 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)- organization of higher education's sports programs that participates in athlete's educational success, gives schools marketing and advertising strategies, and makes a set of guidelines for their athletes and coaches.

 Reputation: Colleges and Universities pride themselves on their reputation. Sports is a way students learn about universities based on how successful their teams are, and is one of the deciding factors of which school to choose. A successful athletic program will result in more student enrollment 

 "Whether to invest funds into building a new football stadium or to improve a school's library can cause major disagreements" (Pope and Pope 750)
 "schools have other ways to exploit an increased number of applications due to sports success: through increased enrollments or increased tuition" (Pope and Pope 752)

 This article researched the types of students that applied to schools with successful DI athletic programs, and also looked into whether or not these students were receiving a quality education. The study found that most of the money students pay for schooling, not only coming from tuition but also from other "student fees", was going towards the more popular sports programs, basketball and football. It highlights which kinds of students are applying to the sports competitive schools by viewing average SAT scores among schools, the acceptance rates, and through enrollment rates. 

 This article is quite valuable to my research project. It provides information on how universities raise tuition rates in order to invest more money in their athletic programs. It also supports my argument that students see little benefits of paying a high tuition at DI-A schools. Instead of spending the majority of the money on renovating the library, building more study areas, or updating resources, many of these schools pump their money into building successful sports programs.

Research Blog #4- Research Proposal

My Final Project research topic will analyze the revenues generated by Division I-A college sports, specifically football and basketball, and whether or not these revenues benefit non-student athletes. As I conduct more research, I have found that non-student athletes do not see any direct benefits from high spending on college athletics, besides being apart of an intense rivalry, bowl game, or NCAA tournament. Each year, colleges and universities spend millions of dollars on athletics. Most of the money comes from student tuition and fees. The main question I had while researching was whether or not revenues from sports will lower tuition rates. I have found that successful programs do not lower tuition rates, however, some private schools will increase tuition rates when their programs succeed in tournament and bowl games. In my paper I will also research where the spending on athletics goes, how it negatively affects students, and how colleges and universities get away with raising tuition rates and student fees.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Research Blog #5: Bibliography


 Alexander, Donald L. and Kern, William. The Impact of Athletic Performance and Tuition Rates. International Journal of Sport Finance, 2009.

 Gregory, Sean. "The Real March Madness?." Time 181.11 (2013): 60. Business Source Premier. Web. 21 Oct. 2014

 Harding, John T. "Follow The Campus Money." Phi Kappa Phi Forum 94.3 (2014): 21. Business Source Premier. Web. 21 Oct. 2014

 Mixon Jr., Franklin G., and Rand W. Ressler. "An Empirical Note On The Impact Of College Athletics On Tuition Revenues." Applied Economics Letters 2.10 (1995): 383. Business Source Premier. Web. 21 Oct. 2014

 Smith, Randall. The Curious (and Spurious?) Relationship between Intercollegiate Athletic Success and Tuition Rates. International Journal for Sport Finance, 2012