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Posted On: Nov. 4, 2017
Author: Shipra

Week 1 Financial inequality Schools and conferences are part of the NCAA and hence it is quite obvious that there will be a competition amongst the two entities. Several reasons are cited for the same but once you analyze the basics of the cause, it all boils down to money. A lot of student athletes of Division 1 A are offered scholarships. This is because this division contributes more money to the NCAA. So, as a matter of principle, they would get a lion’s share of the revenue generated. As fallout of the same, best athletes in the country vie with one another to join this division. They are likely to get more exposure, even though the level of competition is quite high. Some of them consider it a status symbol to join this division as it adds to their own brand value. It is a vicious circle as these teams get more chances to play for National Championships, which in turn helps them in making more money. As the popularity of the team grows, the number of fans also grows and so does the TV network contracts. Other divisions offer less number of scholarships and hence attract the second level of athletes. Fans are also not so much interested in watching their games. They also get minimal exposure to Television. Our text suggests several solutions to the problem such as filing antitrust suit against NCAA. Other solution could be to make a drastic change in the rules of the university (Rosner & Shropshire, 2011). However, if we examine the situation from the practical point of view, we can conclude that above solution is not worthy of success. The best option is to make a provision for a fixed stipend and give incentive for performance. This way, the basic needs of the players will be met and due to competition, the quality of games would also improve. Rosner, S., & Shropshire, K., (2011) The Business of Sports (2nd Ed) Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC. Week 2 Role of athletic departments Are college athletic departments purely academically oriented? Or are they business oriented? These questions lead to several opinions and it is difficult to arrive at a consensus. It is true that a majority of the colleges pay attention to the educational needs of the athletes and provide them opportunity to excel in this field by way of offering scholarship and subsidizing their education expenses. However many colleges do not abide by these norms and tend to make use of those athletes, especially the one who are promising and make them play sports and earn huge amount of revenue. All that are interested in is to compete and win the top positions in various competitions so that they can earn more profit by ticket sales or signing big contracts with TV networks. NCAA has been trying to put a stop to this activity by cutting down on the number of scholarships to promising players. But then this action has a negative connotation. An athlete would chose to join a college if he gets scholarship and thus he is denied an opportunity to study as well as play games as well. It is important for the management of the colleges to distribute scholarships in a judicious manner so that all schools get an equal chance to recruit the best players. This would also help in all colleges gaining advantage of earning revenue in an equal manner. NCAA has done an excellent work by dividing and categorizing the college athletics into different divisions. This helps the people having less talent to come up to the mark (Rosner, 2011) Rosner, S. R. & Shropshire, K. L. (2011). The Business of Sports. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning