15 Sports Myths and Why They're Wrong

By Rodney Fort; Jason Winfree | Go to book overview
CONTENTS
Introduction1
COLLEGE MYTHS
1Revenue Sports Pay for Nonrevenue Sports7
2An Arms Race Drives College Sports Spending22
3Athletic Departments Are a Drag on the University Budget41
4Conference Revenue Sharing Levels the Football Field and Basketball Court59
5Pay-for-play Will Bankrupt College Athletic Departments80
6Title IX Compliance Must Come at the Cost of Men’s Participation95
7The FBS Playoff Will Be Better than the BCS110
PRO MYTHS
8Owners and General Managers Are Inept133
9Owners Lose Money on Their Sports Teams154
10Player Salary Demands Increase Ticket Prices170
11Failure to Act on the Issue of Competitive Balance Is Hurting Some Sports Leagues188
12Player Drafts and Revenue Sharing Will Improve Competitive Balance211
13Owners Should Be More Vigilant in Policing PerformanceEnhancing Drugs226

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