Woody Eckard has always held a certain fascination with college athletics. As an economics professor at the Business School, Dr. Eckard has conducted several studies on the NCAA throughout his career, the first being published in 1998. He enjoys sports and has always wanted to examine the economics of college sports to help solve the issues the athletes, teams, and leagues are facing. Read more
Ben Jenkins is an Economics and Finance double major at CU Denver Business School. This year, he won the National Football League’s 1st & Future analytical challenge.
About the Competition
The NFL 1st & Future, a challenge designed to spur innovation, hosted the second annual analytical competition in 2020. Last year, the contest resulted in a blindside block rule, and this year competitors examined the relationship between playing surface (synthetic turf or natural) and its contribution to lower extremity injuries (knee, ankle, and foot). Read more
As colleges fight to draw fan interest while staying ahead of their conference competition, a new study from a professor at the CU Denver Business School examines college football conferences being structured based upon competition. The uncertainty-of-outcome hypothesis (UOH) suggests that sports fans value more competitive contests, suggesting that a competitive imbalance within a college conference will motivate the consistently successful teams to leave for greener pastures. Read more
A new year brings a new start to the semester for our students. And for the Business School, this new year brings a new change! We would like to introduce four students to you, as they will be featured on our Instagram (@CUDenBusiness). Each student will have her own hashtag as each one of them shares their semesters in the life of a CU Denver Business School student. Read more
When RMI undergrad Lisa Barela Sullivan stepped into the Colorado State Capitol building on Thursday, February 25th, she didn’t know what to expect from her first “Property & Casualty Insurance Day at the Capitol,” an annual event organized by Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (RMIIA). RMIIA’s “Mission Possible” day galvanized insurance professionals from all over Colorado to attend, meet their legislators, hear from Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar and other legislators, lobbyists, and news journalists, all with the goal of learning about the legislative processes and laws that impact the insurance industry. Read more