This thesis looks to investigate the effect of player talent distribution on competitive balance in the National Basketball Association (NBA). In the thesis, player talent distribution is measured using the standard deviation of win shares throughout the league and competitive balance is measured using dHHI. This thesis finds the expected result that a larger distribution of player talent amongst the league leads to better competitive balance. Additionally, this thesis concludes that the salary cap is insignificant in its effect on competitive balance in the NBA.
Head Coach Liz Campbell -- along with student athletes Melanie Auguste, Eliese Hansberry, Emily Wattman-Turner and Alyssa Kallweit -- talks about the Colorado College Women's Basketball Team. The nationally-ranked, NCAA Division III team, which is now a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, plays an intense up-tempo game with plenty of opportunities to earn playing time. Students benefit from CC's outstanding academic reputation, the advantages of the Block Plan and outdoor recreational activities.
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.