Date of Publication


Document Type

Undergraduate Project

Professor's Name

Katharine Burakowski


The purpose of this study was to find out what types of schools violated as well as the implications these violations had on internal finances. This research was practical and important because of it suggested possible motive for schools that want to increase revenue or win percentage. The NCAA could use this information to narrow their efforts on possible violators through the use of trends. Athletic departments could use this information to anticipate future violations and stop them before they occur.

What was already known was that schools that win, generate a larger profit than those who don’t. The method used for the conclusions that were drawn was recording the means, number, and standard deviation of the total violations and win percentage while violating. This same procedure was done for the total violations and net profit during violations. The means were compared between the win percentages before violating and during violation. The means were also recorded for net profit while violating.

Although it was impossible to say what motivates schools to violate, the study was still able to run reports on the variables. Teams with lower win percentages committed more violations. Similarly, teams with lower profits commit more violations. Another important conclusion that was made was that teams that commit violations improve their win percentage. The final conclusion made was that while some of the schools were losing money before or after violating, no schools on average lost money in the years they were violating.