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The Lasting Impact of NCAA Sanctions: SMU and the Death Penalty

Kerianne Lawson

Journal of Sports Economics, 2021, vol. 22, issue 8, 946-981

Abstract: In 1987, the Southern Methodist University (SMU) football program received the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA’s) harshest penalty, often referred to as the “death penalty.†SMU was caught committing two or more major violations of NCAA rules in

Keywords: NCAA; death penalty; school finance; sports scandal (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I22 Z20 Z23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1177/15270025211024650

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