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100 1  McFall, Todd A 
245 14 The (peculiar) economics of NCAA basketball|h[electronic 
       resource] /|cTodd A. McFall 
250    1st ed 
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300    180 p. :|b5 graphs, 15 
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505 0  Table of Contents Acknowledgements List of Tables and 
       Figures Preface  1. Rottenberg, Neale, and the Governance 
       Policies of Sports Leagues 2. The NCAA's Peculiar Economic
       System  3. Technology, Legal Decisions, and Superstars 
       Conspire Against the NCAA 4. Tournament Trade-offs. The 
       Selection Committee Creates the Tournament Field  5. 
       Trading Off Uncertainty for Revenue with the Pod System 
       References Index 
516    Document 
520    The economics of the NCAA Division I men's basketball 
       league are peculiar because it fails to hire the best 
       college-aged players and does little to enhance 
       competitive balance within the league. The league's policy
       decisions and its ability to remain economically viable, 
       despite its short-sighted governance decisions, are 
       discussed.|bThe economics of NCAA Division I men's 
       basketball are peculiar because it fails to meet two of 
       the three key operating objectives leagues must weigh in 
       order to be successful. It remains financially successful 
       despite abdicating entirely its ability to hire the best 
       college-aged players and doing little to enhance 
       competitive balance across members. Instead, it 
       continually adopts policies that leverage further the 
       intense fan interest of resource-rich teams. Discussed are
       the implications of policies like the expansion of the 
       tournament, the adoption of the pod system, the Basketball
       Fund, and the conference-centric structure of the 
       organization. The consequences of the league's short-
       sighted governing policies are catching up to it, as 
       television broadcasting technology has caused an 
       increasingly large resource gulf to exist between the 
       resource-rich superstars and their lesser-known, resource-
       poor rivals, a result that has damaged the overall health 
       of the league 
521    Undergraduate 
538    PDF 
545 0  Todd A. McFall is Visiting Assistant Professor at Wake 
       Forest University, USA, where he has taught for six years.
       He has also consulted at Alvarez and Marsal, LLC in New 
       York City and Welch Consulting in College Station, Texas. 
       He has published numerous articles in peer reviewed 
       journals on the economics of professional golf and the 
       governance of collegiate athletics. He represents Wake 
       Forest often on local television and radio, where he has 
       been interviewed numerous times on the business side of 
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650 7  Sport & leisure industries.|2bicssc 
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650 7  Sports management & facilities.|2bicssc 
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