Research Extra Points
Posted November 12, 2013
National data indicate that many of today’s college graduates transfer at some point on their way to a degree. This is true among student-athletes (SAs) as well, and may be most visible in Division I men’s basketball (MBB). Tracking movement from school-to-school for research purposes can be difficult, but recent NCAA studies have done just that and uncovered some interesting findings. Download the PDF.
.Posted October 24, 2013
The Division I Graduation Success Rate (GSR) is up a point this year and has risen 8% since 2001. That sounds impressive, but what does it actually mean? Download the PDF.
Posted October 4, 2013
Do we see any evidence that this effect persists into college? Yes, in certain sports. The birthday effect is more pronounced for men than women, and is especially conspicuous in men’s and women’s ice hockey, men’s tennis, baseball and softball. Download the PDF.
Posted September 11, 2013
What does it cost an institution to run a Division II athletics program? Turns out whether or not you sponsor the sport of football makes a substantial difference. Download the PDF.
Posted August 27, 2013
The majority of NCAA student-athletes (62% of women and 53% of men) very strongly identify as both students and athletes. In other words, it is clear student-athlete identity does not refer to a single continuum with high identity as a student at one end and high identity as an athlete at the other. Rather, these identifications occur independently and non-exclusively. Download the PDF.
Posted June 21, 2013
Academic policy changes targeting baseball over the last 10 years have led to significant increases in Division I Academic Progress Rates (APRs) and Graduation Success Rates (GSRs) for the sport. Download the PDF.