Dollar Dilemmas During the Downturn

A Financial Crossroads for College Sports

Authors

  • Andrew Zimbalist Smith College

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1123/jis.3.1.111

Abstract

This paper undertakes three challenging tasks. First, I attempt to lay out the dimensions of the current financial crisis that confronts intercollegiate athletics. Second, I propose three reforms that I believe, if enacted, would go a long way toward ameliorating the financial situation and also bring the practice of college sports more in line ethically with its purported mission. Third, I assess the prospects of these reforms being carried out, given the history of failed reform efforts in the past.

Author Biography

Andrew Zimbalist, Smith College

Zimbalist is a Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

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Published

2010-06-01

How to Cite

Zimbalist, A. (2010). Dollar Dilemmas During the Downturn: A Financial Crossroads for College Sports. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 3(1), 111–124. https://doi.org/10.1123/jis.3.1.111

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Conference Presentations And Responses