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College sports in the USA and the role of the NCAA

  • Robert Sandy
  • Peter J. Sloane
  • Mark S. Rosentraub

Abstract

On any financial measure college sports programs in the USA dwarf college sports programs in all other countries combined. Even if the figures for the developmental professional sports programs in other countries for the 18-22-year-old age group were added to the non-US collegiate sports total, the USA figures would still dwarf those in other countries. In overall attendance and ticket revenues college sports in the USA is close to any of the four major US professional leagues. Because there is little media coverage of US college sports in other countries most people outside of the USA do not realize its scale. Conversely, most Americans have no idea that there is nothing like it any- where else.

Keywords

Competitive Balance Sport Program Athletic Director College Sport Intercollegiate Athletic 
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Copyright information

© Robert Sandy, Peter J. Sloane and Mark S. Rosentraub 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Sandy
    • 1
  • Peter J. Sloane
    • 2
  • Mark S. Rosentraub
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsIUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis)USA
  2. 2.WELMERC (The Welsh Economy Labour Market Evaluation and Research Centre), Department of EconomicsUniversity of Wales SwanseaUK
  3. 3.Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban AffairsCleveland State UniversityUSA

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