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Forbes: Syracuse 9th Most Valuable Team

After the main article there was this tidbit:

For 2014, the market has priced up the Eastern regionals higher than any regional round since we’ve been tracking the market. At an average price of $499, the Eastern regionals have such a high price point not because of who could be playing, but because where it will be played. 2014 marks the first time since 1961 that NCAA tournament tickets are available for sale at the venue many call ‘The Mecca of Basketball’, Madison Square Garden. While there’s a tremendous amount of anticipation for those games, since the brackets where finalized, prices have actually dropped 27%. Almost all of that can be attributed to Syracuse being placed in the South bracket as opposed to the East.

Cheers,
Neil
 
After the main article there was this tidbit:

For 2014, the market has priced up the Eastern regionals higher than any regional round since we’ve been tracking the market. At an average price of $499, the Eastern regionals have such a high price point not because of who could be playing, but because where it will be played. 2014 marks the first time since 1961 that NCAA tournament tickets are available for sale at the venue many call ‘The Mecca of Basketball’, Madison Square Garden. While there’s a tremendous amount of anticipation for those games, since the brackets where finalized, prices have actually dropped 27%. Almost all of that can be attributed to Syracuse being placed in the South bracket as opposed to the East.

Cheers,
Neil
Exhibit 1287 why Syracuse is NYC's favorite team for college basketball.
 
1. Louisville
2. Kansas
3. Kentucky
4. North Carolina
5. Indiana
6. Arizona
7. Ohio State
8. Wisconsin
9. Syracuse
10. Duke

Only skunk in that bunch is Wisconsin. They are a good program, but their value must come from donations from Wisconsin boosters which inflate their value.
 
1. Louisville
2. Kansas
3. Kentucky
4. North Carolina
5. Indiana
6. Arizona
7. Ohio State
8. Wisconsin
9. Syracuse
10. Duke

Only skunk in that bunch is Wisconsin. They are a good program, but their value must come from donations from Wisconsin boosters which inflate their value.

I was interested in Wisconsin too? What I found interesting is the price of a scholarship cuts into the overall value of the program, hence why Cuse and Duke are lower than some. In fact, we're the only two private schools on the list.
 
The whole "exercise" of Most Valuable is based upon a flawed concept. The belief that says each institution accurately reports basketball revenues and basketball expenses the same way on its OPE Equity in Athletics report.

Example, some schools include basketball monies from TV contracts and NCAA units in their basketball revenues, others include one or the other in a different slot.

Cheers,
Neil
 
Wisconsin's attendance is strong and their arena probably lends itself to suites and premium seating.
 
I was interested in Wisconsin too? What I found interesting is the price of a scholarship cuts into the overall value of the program, hence why Cuse and Duke are lower than some. In fact, we're the only two private schools on the list.

Yes, for reporting purposes you have to account for them but it's not entirely "real". The room and board, books & supplies, and any future stipends would be "real" expenses. But the biggest differences between state and public schools would not be those real costs, but the tuition difference, which is the shell game part of athletic scholarships. And even that difference isn't as great as some believe when comparing out-of-state tuition rates with private school rates.

Cheers,
Neil
 
Wisconsin's attendance is strong and their arena probably lends itself to suites and premium seating.

Not to mention that Madison Wisconsin's median income is 58K and unemployment rate is 5.2% versus Syracuse where the median income is 31K and the unemployment rate is 7.2%.

Cheers,
Neil
 

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