15 Sports Myths and Why They're Wrong

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INDEX
Academic departments, compared to athletic departments, 33, 34, 43
ACC, see Atlantic Coast Conference
Adams, John, 127
Adderall, 237–38
ADs, see Athletic directors
Agents, see Principal-agent relationships
Aikman, Troy, 188–89
Alabama, University of, 9, 16, 82, 114
Allen, Paul, 176, 223–24
Alumni giving, 32, 33, 35, 36
Alzado, Lyle, 227
Amato, L. Ted, 36
American League, see Major League Baseball
Antitrust laws, 23, 105, 186
Arkansas State University, 54–55
Arms race myth: consequences, 22–23, 25, 40; evidence, 25–26; motives, 22, 39; proposed solutions, 23; references to, 24–25; refuting, 23, 26–29, 34–35, 39; use of, 24
Army, 62, 63, 64, 78, 116
Asymmetric information, 245–46, 252
Athletes: as examples for children, 227–28; injuries, 148; self-interest, 272; stars, 82, 136–37, 138, 213, 216–17; trades, 150, 151. See also Drafts; Pay-for-play; Player salaries; Recruitment; Student aid payments
Athletic department expenses: data on, 8, 12–15; effects of recessions, 102–4; facilities, 13, 81, 83–84, 94; growth, 23, 36–37; salaries, 13, 82, 83–84, 94, 103, 104; women’s sports, 100. See also Payfor-play; Student aid payments
Athletic department revenues: allocation by athletic directors, 8, 10, 17, 19, 34, 38, 84, 94; data on, 8, 12–15; generated, 8, 44–45, 47; growth, 27–28, 36–37, 101; nonallocated, 8, 17, 18; players’ roles in generating, 81–82, 83, 85–86, 94, 104; sources, 14, 17, 21, 23, 32, 38; from women’s sports, 100. See also Athletic departments, institutional support; Revenue sports
Athletic departments: arms race myth, 22–23, 24–29, 34–35, 39, 40; budgets, 34, 36–38, 101, 102–4; compared to academic departments, 33, 34, 43; Division I colleges (without football), 45, 46 (table), 47–48; Division II and Division III colleges, 42–43; entertainment services, 33; operating deficits, 41, 42, 45, 47–48; organizational structure, 30; teaching missions, 33
Athletic departments, institutional support: in Division II and Division III, 42–43; importance, 23; levels, 43,

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