Category Archives: Sports and Entertainment

Football Debate: College Football vs. NFL

Football season is finally here and in the WPA slack channels, there’s a heated debate.  Which has more value: College football vs. NFL football.  We took a poll from WPA employees via Slack, here are their answers. Lindsay College football… College kids are the most fun and alumni like to rehash their youth every fall […]

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NBA Negotiations

Over the past few years, Oklahomans have become some of the best NBA fans in the country, receiving accolades from the media for their college-like enthusiasm at home games since the Thunder were brought from Seattle.  And the Thunder have done their part, moving from one of the worst teams in the league to the […]

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Moneyball Politics?

John Sides had an interesting piece in the New York Times’ FiveThirtyEight blog earlier this month.  The full piece is well worth a read for anyone serious about understanding the latest political science research on campaign advertising.  Here are links to part one and part two. Sides is a widely published political scientist and the […]

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Conference Realignment and Donations

As college conferences seem to be steadying a bit, and the Big 12 looks like it may stick together for a while, it is worth taking a look at how higher education donors are affected by sports, and whether conference alignment has an impact on more than just dollars from television deals.  Many colleges and […]

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