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dc.contributor.advisor Fielding, Larry en
dc.contributor.author Weight, Erianne Allen en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-01T21:57:17Z en
dc.date.available 2027-02-01T22:57:17Z en
dc.date.available 2010-06-09T20:43:47Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06-01T21:57:17Z en
dc.date.submitted 2006 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/7324 en
dc.description Thesis (PhD) - Indiana University, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, 2006 en
dc.description.abstract Within the last decade, a trend of men's non-revenue sport cuts has swept the collegiate athletics landscape in the United States leaving few athletic programs unaffected. Particularly hard hit has been the sport of wrestling. Much of the blame for the program discontinuation movement has been levied at Title IX, and in particular its "proportionality" prong of the three-part compliance test, and for a good reason. A growing body of literature, however, supports the conclusion that Title IX does not in any way require or support the cutting of sports (U.S. Department of Education, 2005), and the amount of cuts are due to irresponsible spending in big-time revenue producing sports and the 'arms race' that is increasing the amount of expenditures at rapidly escalating rates (Knight Commission, 2004). Due to the Title IX phenomenon, escalating costs, and subsequent losses in major sports over the last decade (NCAA, 2005), many athletic departments have significantly pinched the budgets of their non-revenue sports. Due to this squeeze, amid the ever-looming threat of program termination, some coaches have taken the pursuit of increasing demand into their own hands. These coaches have become proactive in recognizing and exploiting value-creating opportunities for their programs by sustaining funds and additional community support to supplement athletic department budgets. The purpose of this study is to explore this phenomenon; specifically, to examine the perceptions and influences of coaches in achieving sustained viability of Division I-A wrestling programs. After empirical analysis using a multiple-embedded case study with the use of survey, and a theoretical foundation based upon Adam Smith's classic economic theory, which stands as the basis of the theory of resource allocations, the following five conclusions have been developed. 1. Financial and gender equity considerations are the chief concerns in sport discontinuation decisions 2. Coaches and athletic directors have significantly different views on discontinuation criteria 3. It is becoming more important for coaches to be entrepreneurs for their programs 4. Coaches can enhance their program's chance of vitality through "Complimentary Entre-lationship Promotion" 5. Wrestling coaches should be held moderately accountable for their fan base and revenue. en
dc.language.iso EN en
dc.publisher [Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University en
dc.rights This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ en
dc.subject Wrestling en
dc.subject Intercollegiate athletics en
dc.subject Coaching en
dc.subject Non-Revenue Sport en
dc.subject Entrepreneurship en
dc.subject Sport Discontinuation en
dc.subject.classification Business Administration, General en
dc.subject.classification Business Administration, General en
dc.subject.classification Health Sciences, General en
dc.title Entrepreneurship--A coaching strategy to sustain Division I-A Non-Revenue Sport Vitality en
dc.type Doctoral Dissertation en


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