2019 - 22nd Annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium

Presentation Title

Recruiting and Financial Factors Contributing to Success in NCAA Men’s Basketball

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Luke McDermott, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Department or Major

Economics, Business and Finance

Location

Lillard 048

Abstract

The NCAA cash machine has fueled a hypercompetitive and extravagant recruiting process as well as extensive conference rearrangement for college basketball in recent years. The purpose of this project is to gain an in-depth understanding of how financial and recruiting practices translate to wins. Using conference winning percentage, this analysis isolates the effects of financial and recruiting practices on team outcomes. Two conferences (the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big 10) were examined using a fixed effects regression model. The results of this study offers guidance on how schools might recruit players and make budget allocations for future seasons.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-9-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

4-9-2019 10:15 AM

Panel

The Measure of it All: Economic Interventions

Panel Moderator

Rob Lemke

Field of Study for Presentation

Economics

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Apr 9th, 9:00 AM Apr 9th, 10:15 AM

Recruiting and Financial Factors Contributing to Success in NCAA Men’s Basketball

Lillard 048

The NCAA cash machine has fueled a hypercompetitive and extravagant recruiting process as well as extensive conference rearrangement for college basketball in recent years. The purpose of this project is to gain an in-depth understanding of how financial and recruiting practices translate to wins. Using conference winning percentage, this analysis isolates the effects of financial and recruiting practices on team outcomes. Two conferences (the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big 10) were examined using a fixed effects regression model. The results of this study offers guidance on how schools might recruit players and make budget allocations for future seasons.