Private Funding

 Private Funding 


Discuss the impact of changing funding sources on interscholastic, collegiate, and professional sports teams. What are some of the ethical and moral issues that arise due to the pressures of changing revenue streams and dwindling resources? Be sure to integrate your understanding of the content reading materials, and include literature references and/or anecdotal information to support your opinions


Required Reading


Collins, R. (2011). Pay-to-Play Programs: Are they an acceptable solution to our budget woes? District Administration. 47(7). 78–78.

Rascher, D. A., Nagel, M. S., Brown, M. T., & McEvoy, C. D. (2011). Free Ride, Take it Easy: An empirical analysis of adverse incentives caused by revenue sharing. Journal of Sport Management, 25 (5), 373–390.

Samson, A. (2013). Financial sustainability of today’s NCAA Division I athletics. Insights to a Changing World Journal. 2013 (3), 126–137.

DeMause, N. (2011). Why do mayors love sports stadiums? Nation, 293 (7/8), 14–17.

Ripley, A. (2013). The case against high school sports. Atlantic, 312 (3), 72–78.

Simplicio, J. (2011). New ideas that are academically sound are good, those that bring in money are even better. Education, 131 (3), 533–537.

Walsh, M. (1998). Public/Private partnership makes sports dome a reality. Parks & Recreation, 33 (1), 26.


National Journal. Fighting Against ‘Pay to Play’ Sports. Retrieved September 7, 2014, from…

Plunkett Research, Ltd. Video: Sports-Recreation-Leisure-Market-Research. Retrieved September 7, 2014, from

Schooled in Sports (2012). Budget Cuts in Texas Put Crimp in School Sports. Retrieved September 7, 2014, from…

Differences Between Public and Private Sources of Funding. Kent State University.…

UCBerkeleyevents. (2011, September 19). Fundraising Fundamentals [Video File].