The National Collegiate Athletic Association Cartel: Why it Exists, How it Works, and What it Does

  title={The National Collegiate Athletic Association Cartel: Why it Exists, How it Works, and What it Does},
  author={Allen R. Sanderson and John J. Siegfried},
  journal={Review of Industrial Organization},
AbstractIn this essay we consider why American colleges and universities participate in big-time commercialized intercollegiate sports, and how sports came to play such a prominent role on American college and university campuses. We also review how the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) developed as a body to regulate player safety and transformed itself into an economic regulator, the means by which the NCAA attempts to maintain its control, increase revenues, and reduce costs… 

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