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A Look at College Basketball's Changing Social Media Landscape
Alana Sullivan
02/10/2022
High Point University
When it comes to sports, there is a new age. With the evolution of social media platforms and the ever-changing world of media, College Basketball programs need to keep up to date with these practices. This paper will discuss the main social media platforms that fans utilize, specific fan demographics, and the influence that corporate sponsorships have on fans.
Analysis of Franchise Valuation
Joey Eovaldi
07/15/2021
Syracuse University
The Boston Celtics Franchise is currently valued at 3.1 billion dollars, as of February 2020. In this section, we are going to evaluate what that valuation means and how it has recently changed, due to certain factors.
Analyzing the Attendance Patterns of the 2019 Johnson City Cardinals
Ben Wachtel
12/09/2020
Syracuse University
For the Johnson City Cardinals, 2019 marked a successful year on and off the field. As the team finished 35-33, made the playoffs and eventually won the Appalachian League championship, they were also setting franchise attendance records.
Analyzing the Factors that Impact Attendance for the Brooklyn Cyclones
Alexander Borelli
12/09/2020
Syracuse University
For minor league baseball clubs, attendance is the driving force for bringing in a substantial source of revenue for themselves. Because of this, owners are always looking for opportunities and ways in which they can maximize their attendance from game to game. Ways in which organizations go about trying to increase attendance range from various promotions to improved team winning percentage.
Coaches Salaries And Expenses Analysis For Your Sport And Conference (SEC Basketball)
Joey Eovaldi
07/15/2021
Syracuse University
The Southeastern Conference (SEC) has fourteen schools. There are two divisions: the East Division and the West Division that each have seven schools. I looked at cost data from the 2018-2019 Men’s College Basketball season (the most recent completed season) for all fourteen of the SEC programs.
College Basketball Market Summary Report
Mason Plymire

High Point University
This report will be analyzing specific sections of the college basketball market. Who is the college basketball fan? Specifically looking at the data of the age group of the average fan, gender of college basketball fans, percent by annual household income, social media usage of the fan, fans who purchase sport logo apparel, and lastly the consumer rating of influence of sport sponsorship on purchase of sponsor product. This provides essential information for companies and brands trying to market specifically towards the college basketball fan.
Indoor Soccer Participation
Sarah Hoskins

High Point University
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, and although it may be increasing in popularity, overall participation has not had the same momentum (Lewis 2022). Until 2020, Outdoor Soccer participation was on a steady decrease. There are many factors that could have influenced this decline and sudden spike during the pandemic. The purpose of this analysis is to look at factors that may have contributed to the decrease in participation for Outdoor Soccer and see if there have been the same effects on Indoor Soccer
MiLB Attendance – Eugene Emeralds
Joey Eovaldi
12/09/2020
Syracuse University
The Eugene Emeralds play their home games at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon. They are a Class A Short Season Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and have been playing at PK Park since 2010. The capacity of PK Park is approximately 4,000, with standing room.
MLB Market Report
Ellie O'Connor
02/10/2021
High Point University
This report will include data on MLB attendance and how fan attendance at games in the past few years have changed. The MLB has been struggling with attendance even before the pandemic hit in 2020. There are many reasons that this could be happening.
Modeling Variables Affecting the 2019 Attendance for the West Virginia Black Bears
Preston Klaus
12/09/2020
Syracuse University
This paper will discuss the effects of multiple variables on the 2019 home attendance for the West Virginia Black Bears, the Short Season Single A affiliate for the Pittsburgh Pirates. This paper will go through my model, my selection process of choosing my specific variables, my model correction process, my summary of regression results, and wrap it up with the conclusions I came to after running the attendance model.
National Football League 2019 Attendance Profile
Jolie Jacoby

High Point University
This report evaluates the NFL attendance profile from 2019 as well as the smart phone usage of attendees. It then explains action steps on how to use data to maintain fan engagement at games, increase the frequency of games attended, and create a more diversified fan base.
Pacers Franchise Overview Report
Nick Ginn

High Point University
The Pacers have enjoyed some success in the NBA, making the playoffs 27 out of 44 years, but have never won a championship (NBA 2021). With the fierce competition in the NBA and the Pacers struggles to secure an NBA championship, this report will provide an overview of how the Indiana Pacers franchise compares to its league counterparts in terms of luxury tax space and payroll, active cap, franchise value, and top three combined player salaries.
Staten Island Yankees Minor League Team Market Analytsis
Dean Preston
12/11/2019
Syracuse University
The so called “Baby Bombers” were an interesting team to study because of their obvious relation to the New York Yankees. When running regressions and analyzing particular data, I tried to look at whether or not their attendance was significantly improved by this factor.
The Implications of Tax Policy on NBA Franchise Success
Preston Klaus
07/21/2021
Syracuse University
In this paper, we examine the relationship between income tax rates and the success of National Basketball Association (NBA) franchises. In the last two Collective Bargaining Negotiations, there has been turmoil between large and small market teams about leveling the playing field for smaller market organizations.
Time for Pitchers to Changeup their Approach
Brendan McKeown, Cooper Shawver, Drake Mills, Joe Pickering, Sean Kenney
07/21/2021
Syracuse University
Deep pitching staff of players that don’t marginally regress the third time through the order, Investigate variables that allow pitchers to have relative success third time through.