The revenues associated with relaxing admission standards at division I-A colleges
Author: Brown, Robert W.
Source: Applied Economics, Volume 28, Number 7, 1 July 1996 , pp. 807-814(8)
Abstract:The pecuniary rewards associated with acquiring premium college athletes induce schools to lower academic standards for incoming players. This study empirically examines the incentive for Division I-A schools, those competing at the highest level of athletics in the USA, to relax admission standards for college football players. Granting admissions to players with lower academic profiles enlarges a team's recruiting pool so that it acquires a greater number of premium players, which, in turn, increases revenues for the school.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1 July 1996