Revenue Sport Fever

8 Pages Posted: 25 May 2014 Last revised: 12 Jun 2014

William Devine


Date Written: May 1, 2014


The day of reckoning in the to-pay-or-not-to-pay debate over college revenue sports — a day many higher education advocates have awaited for decades — is just about here. Many people believe that the debate will yield one of two outcomes: university trustees will pay the players, or they will not. Yet in fact the trustees have three outcomes to consider, and the one they aim for will tell us a lot about the role higher education will play during coming decades as America tries to rebuild from the global financial crisis.

Keywords: college revenue sports, corporate governance, education, education policy, compensation, unions, sports law, colleges and universities, college athletics, labor management relations

JEL Classification: L83, G30, I20, I28, J53, K22, L12, L43, L44

Suggested Citation

Devine, William, Revenue Sport Fever (May 1, 2014). Available at SSRN: or

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