An Analysis of Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Data at NCAA Division I Institutions that have Discontinued Sports Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Marsh, John Patrick
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
  • This study examined Equity in Athletic Disclosure Act (EADA) data for Division I institutions having discontinued athletic teams between 2000 and 2009. An internet search was conducted to find articles stating the reasons given by the institutions for the discontinuation of the teams. The articles produced three primary reasons for discontinuing athletic teams (reduce athletics spending, reallocation of resources, and Title IX compliance). Institutions were grouped according to their stated goal(s) for the discontinuation and data from the EADA cutting tool (revenues, expenses, and participation by gender) was then used to determine if the goals stated in the news articles were being met. Descriptive statistics were run on the data and used to discuss the ability or inability of each group to meet their stated goal(s).
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  • Osborne, Barbara
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