Date of Award

8-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Legacy Department

Economics

Advisor

Sauer, Raymond

Committee Member

Maloney , Michael

Committee Member

Baier , Scott

Abstract

A study was done to determine the effect of television exposure on the geographic distribution of recruits in the Southeastern and Atlantic Coast conferences from 1970 to 2010. Roster data was compiled for 23 teams, and this data was used to generate distances between every recruit's hometown and the school he would attend. Then, a conditional logit estimation was used to determine the effect of distance on a recruit's choice of schools over time. Also included were variables describing each school's academic and football quality and variables describing a recruit's choice of school by where it was located in relation to his hometown. The results showed are clear diminishing distance effect over time and also showed preference for recruits to go to instate schools above schools in neighboring states.

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Economics Commons

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