This thesis examines the impact that men’s college basketball success has on the quantity and quality of student applications over the two years following the school’s basketball success. The quantity of applications as well as SAT and ACT scores sent to the schools following NCAA tournament success serve as dependent variables. By examining how far a team goes in the NCAA tournament and its impact on their schools applicant pool, this thesis will assess whether men’s college basketball teams act as an advertising tool for their respective schools.
This paper investigates the influence of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s basketball and football scandals on the quantity and quality of collegiate applicants. Athletic, academic, and socioeconomic data from the past 16 years are used to examine the immediate and lasting effects of an athletic scandal. The occurrence of a football or basketball scandal increased both the quantity and quality of applicants.
This study looks to explore ‘superstar’ influences within the National Basketball Association. ‘Superstars’ are players awarded accolades by sportscasters and sport writers through their exceptional play. Through looking at variables integral to determining the outcome of basketball games, the addition of ‘superstar’ variables should explain the exact influence that recognized players have. I apply a lag to the ‘superstar’ influences on account of player’s reputations for success before they are awarded, controlling for a constant value.
In the year 2005 the National Basketball Association (NBA) implemented a new policy to its collective bargaining agreement (CBA). This new policy, Article X, said that a player entering the NBA draft must be at least 19 years old and a calendar year has passed since his graduation from high school for him to be eligible to enter the NBA Draft. This new policy forced many talented high school athletes to attend one year of college before entering the professional game, hence the “one and done rule.” This influx of talented freshman into college basketball may have shifted the competitive balance of NCAA Division I men’s basketball. A cross sectional time series analysis is used to investigate this claim, that the introduction of Article X affected the competitive balance of college basketball. The deviation of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index of average conference winning percentage is used as the dependent measure of competitive balance in the regression equation. The main purpose of this study is to discover whether competitive balance in collegiate sports is affected by policies of their professional counterparts.
Head Coach Kelly Malhum and student athlete Liz Colbe talk about the Colorado College Women's Basketball Team, which is a small yet dedicated group that loves to play the game.
Profile of basketball player Melanie Auguste (CC class of 2009), the 2009 Jostens Women's Division III National Player of the Year. Interviews with President Richard F. Celeste, Director of Athletics Ken Ralph and Women's Basketball Coach Liz Campbell, to name a few, look at Auguste's athletic and academic accomplishments.
The effects of team heterogeneity on a team’s win percentage are measured using panel data from the 2002-2008 National Basketball Association (NBA). Technology increases have allowed global firms the options of hiring international workers. This thesis shows the benefits and problems associated with employing a geographical diverse workforce in the NBA. The Herfindahl-Hirshman Index was used to measure team diversity for the 30 NBA teams, which is regressed against regular season win percentage. The original results were not significant, but further regressions showed that increases in HHI and diversity, led to higher win percentages.