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15 Sports Myths and Why They're Wrong

Rodney Fort and Jason Winfree
Stanford, California : Stanford Economics and Finanace, an imprint of Stanford University Press, [2013]
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Fifteen sports myths and why they're wrong
9780804774369, 0804774366
  • 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.
viii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-286) and index.
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