Grade 6-8, 9-12
On-Demand Webinar

The Economics of College Sports: How the NCAA Became a Powerhouse

October 20 7:00-8:00pm ET
Time: 60 mins,
Updated: October 21 2020,
Presenter: John Kruggel


Teachers will be able to:

– Explain how incentives impact decisions, behaviors and stakeholders.

– Examine what role college sports play in business revenues.

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.

In this economics webinar, learn where commercial interests, education and sports-entertainment collide.


We will use collegiate sports as a backdrop to discuss how institutions and interests can shape the “rules of the game.”  Review the origins of the NCAA and how it has evolved into the Power 5 conferences.

Economic studies show how home games impact local business revenues. The impact of COVID-19 on the world of college sports will also be explored.