Title

Cross-sport recruiting effects in NCAA D1 football and basketball

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2018

Publication Title

Journal of Sports Economics

Abstract

Using an extensive data set, we conduct an academic study of the determinants of recruiting success in Division 1 basketball and football. Among many findings, we show that football recruiting is correlated with on-court basketball success, although the relationship is not always positive. However, we do not find any evidence supporting the oft-held claim that on-field football success aids in basketball recruiting. Additionally, our models indicate that recruiting effects differ between “power” and “mid-major” conferences. These findings, among others provided herein, should enhance the literature on recruiting in college sports and could encourage administrators and coaches to reconsider recruiting tactics.

Volume Number

19

Issue Number

6

First Page

820

Comments

© 2017, The Author(s) 2017.

State

published

Last Page

842

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