Abstract

There is a certain tradition, pageantry, rivalry, and glory in college football. It is well known that college football can be a big time money maker and sometimes covers the costs of other athletic teams within a school. However, it is also recognized that many college football programs lose money or struggle to break even. Thus, there is tremendous variability that exists in the amount of resources a school may have and the outcomes in athletic success, while there is not always a one to one correspondence between the two. The purpose of this study is to examine and analyze the quantifiable determinants of success, considering both financial and nonfinancial variables. The pressure to win, and do so immediately; brand; and outdo other schools in the facility “arm’s race” has reached unprecedented levels.

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Thesis Completion

2013

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Schnitzlein, Charles R.

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)

College

College of Business Administration

Department

Finance

Degree Program

Finance

Subjects

Business Administration -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Business Administration

Format

PDF

Identifier

CFH0004524

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

Included in

Finance Commons

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