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More or just more of the same? A closer look at the NCAA Division II football playoff expansion


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Abstract (summary)

In 2004, the NCAA expanded from a 16-to a 24-team playoff format for Division II football. However, many institutions out there felt as though this was not enough. One Rocky Mountain Conference Chancellor summed it up best when he said, "At some point the question is not 'Do I reduce scholarships' but 'Do I do this anymore'!" To combat this conflict, Division II football has had three different task forces established since 2001 to examine competitive balance and the playoff structure. Yet, no one has examined what changes, if any, occurred from the format change in 2004. This study compares the three years pre-and post-expansion and examines what effect expansion had on the financial makeup of schools that qualified for postseason play and compares them to the overall means of all Division II (with football) colleges and universities to analyze the extent to which expansion has worked.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Education finance;
Statistics;
School administration
Classification
0277: Education finance
0463: Statistics
0514: School administration
Identifier / keyword
Education; Pure sciences; Division II; Football; NCAA; Playoff
Title
More or just more of the same? A closer look at the NCAA Division II football playoff expansion
Author
Gale, Danny Howard, Jr.
Number of pages
49
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0153
Source
MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109106053
Advisor
Shields, Edgar
Committee member
Brunner, John; Hedgpeth, Elizabeth
University/institution
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department
Exercise and Sport Science
University location
United States -- North Carolina
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1463646
ProQuest document ID
304960430
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304960430
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