Should the Playing Field Be Leveled? Funding Inequities Among Division I Athletic Programs

Authors

  • John M. Dunn Western Michigan University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1123/jis.6.1.44

Abstract

Significant funding inequity exists within Division I athletic programs. The widening gap between heavily resourced university athletic programs and those less resourced is explored, explained, and then analyzed. Considerations are offered to help frame continued discussion and include regulating the number of ancillary personnel, creating a financial support bandwidth for conference membership, distributing media income, and scaling success differently.

Author Biography

John M. Dunn, Western Michigan University

Dunn is the president of Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.

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Published

2013-06-01

How to Cite

Dunn, J. M. (2013). Should the Playing Field Be Leveled? Funding Inequities Among Division I Athletic Programs. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 6(1), 44–51. https://doi.org/10.1123/jis.6.1.44