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  • Are TV sports networks game-changers for financing collegiate athletics?

    Photo of then-doctoral student Tyler Kearney and education faculty member Jennifer Delaney

    Universities’ subsidization of their athletic programs decreased while these programs’ spending increased when a college sports TV network was introduced in their conference, according to a study by then-graduate student Tyler Kearney, currently the associate vice president for finance and administration at Louisiana State University; and Jennifer A. Delaney, a professor of education policy, organization and leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Editor’s note: To contact Jennifer Delaney, email

    To reach Tyler Kearney, email

    The paper “TV networks for college sports: Implications for institutional subsidies” is available online or from the News Bureau

    DOI:  10.1007/s11162-022-09684-w