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Posted by on March 9, 2020 in NCAA Basketball, Sports Econ Blog


VRX Final 4 Match-ups

NCAA Final 4 Win Probability Matrix 2019 School (Seed) Virginia Michigan State Texas Tech Auburn Virginia (2) … 51.5% 57.5% 59.0% Michigan State (6) 48.5% … 56.0% 57.5% Texas Tech (9) 42.5% 44.0% … 51.5% Auburn (18) 41.0% 42.5% 48.5% … P(win) row v column. John Vrooman/Vanderbilt University Win Probability Matrix. Final 4 VRX Quick Pix / Final 4 VRX…

Posted by on April 6, 2019 in NCAA Basketball


Weird Is Good

Leader/Guard—Joe Toye. Weird Is Good—Phillip McGloin

Posted by on December 19, 2018 in NCAA Basketball


Yum Center Reboot

Interview with Louisville Courier-Journal. Top 10 Revenues and Salaries. I’m just wondering about what the Yum Center will be like and how it will be perceived by the community in 30 years, when the bonds are scheduled to be paid off. Can you weigh in with any perspective? The new luxury arenas have at least…

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in NCAA Basketball


Cinderella Paradox

Interview with CBS.  According to the U.S. Department of Education, the school’s athletic revenue and expenses were $13.8 million as of its latest school year.  Do you find it strange that the numbers match up perfectly? This is common accounting practice. Are most of the benefits that Cinderella schools realize fleeting? Yes, but there is…

Posted by on March 28, 2018 in NCAA Basketball


Folie de Mars

Interview with French financial paper Challenges. March madness in NCAA college basketball occurs in a natural US sports entertainment vacuum every Spring since the early 1980s. The lack luster NFL free agency period (transfer window) is followed by only a few true US football fanatics, MLB regular season that usually begins after the first of April…

Posted by on March 28, 2018 in NCAA Basketball


Yum Center Boondoggle

Interview with Louisville Courier-Journal. I’m trying to get a sense of whether Louisville’s financing plan for its arena is similar to/out of line with what has been done with other arenas. Kentucky’s auditor noted a year or so ago that ¾ of the arena’s revenue comes from taxpayers, through either TIF proceeds or a yearly…

Posted by on February 21, 2018 in NCAA Basketball


Semi-Pro Money Machine

Interview with Louisville Biz First. I’m wondering about the potential economic impact to the city and university after what has befallen the university of Louisville’s basketball program. Any thoughts? Usually a D1 college basketball program has little or no impact on the local economy one way or the other, but in the case of University…

Posted by on September 28, 2017 in NCAA Basketball


Money for Nothing

Interview with CNBC 3/2/16. NCAA Revenues / XL Charts After the modest compensation increases through cost of attendance funding and unlimited meals, how much more financial leverage exists within the NCAA to increase compensation for athletes? Depending on the outcome of Jenkins v. NCAA the recent cost of attendance (COA) adjustments which average about $4000 per…

Posted by on March 14, 2016 in NCAA Basketball

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