Building an Alternative NCAA Division I Competition Model Public Deposited

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  • March 19, 2019
  • Featherston, Shinann
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
  • As the costs of athletic departments continue to rise, there is growing concern that the geographical footprint of conferences will not be financially sustainable. In response to this uncertainty, different competition models have been explored at the surface level; however, no clear model has been set forward. Recommendations and lessons learned from thirteen participants were used to create an initial framework for a student-centered competition model. The construction of this model is driven by factors considered most important to student-athlete academic and athletic experiences while continuing to provide broad based opportunities and responsible stewardship of limited resources. By delineating a true alternative competition model, this study aims to provide administrators and coaches with a viable alternative structure.
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  • Carey Cleveland, Joanna
  • Weight, Erianne
  • Osborne, Barbara
  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2017

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