The Ethicality and Financial Impact of Paying Collegiate Athletes

Vann, Keaton J. (2015) The Ethicality and Financial Impact of Paying Collegiate Athletes. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Dave Nichols from Accountancy, University of Mississippi.

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The purpose of this study is to explain why collegiate athletes should be paid and the financial impact of paying them. The study looks at how the NCAA’s student-athlete model has exploited collegiate athletes and denied them from receiving a share of the revenues they generate each year. It includes the reasons for paying players, and the troubles athletes go through because of the way the NCAA is orchestrated. The goal is to determine the financial effect of paying athletes across the NCAA, as well as by divisions and conferences. Additionally, the financial statements of the NCAA and some of its Division I schools were analyzed to determine discrepancies and weaknesses in the reporting process that misinform the public on the state of most athletic departments. The study focuses on Division I athletic departments, as well as football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball players. Through financial databases, interviews, and court cases, the study aims to identify the problems with the current NCAA system while addressing the financial impact of paying collegiate athletes.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Vann, Keaton J.
Student's Degree Program(s): B.Accy in Accountancy
Thesis Advisor: Dave Nichols
Thesis Advisor's Department: Accountancy
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Depositing User: Keaton Vann
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 18:30
Last Modified: 12 May 2015 18:30

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