Firstly I would like to thank you for your kind support in this matter.
In regards to the assignment, I would like you to note that Im working in the football (soccer) industry therefore all answers should reflect that.
Each answer should be (300) words or more.
I will attach a word document with 2 eassy question that need to be answered. I will also attach two powerpoints which needs to be used to answer the questions. DO NOT USE ANY OTHER SOURCES BESIDES THE POWERPOINTS I WILL BE ATTACHING. Please try to write the best you can as this is an important one.
“Submit Article: Race and Gender Ethics in Sports”
The student will choose an article or media story related to a specified stakeholder. Students should follow this format each week for the media story part of the weekly assignment:
Paragraph #1 – Summarize the article
Paragraph #2 – Explain the ethical dilemma
Paragraph #3 – Identify the stakeholders (don’t just list the stakeholders, explain the impact on each one)
Paragraph #4 – Conclusion/What could have been done to prevent the situation
You are required to write four short (<400 words) essays. The topic and content of each essay is stated below. You can use study resources to help you complete these essays. You are expected to refer to and cite specific literature to support each essay. However, appropriate academic standards are to be maintained. Direct quotations in this task does not constitute good scientific writing, and will be marked down. Knowledge should be paraphrased using your own understanding, and where appropriate, cite the references that support your arguments. Formatting Each essay should be not more than 400 words. Do not feel you must use all of these words, writing concisely is an important professional skill. Complete all four essays and submit them in a single file. Please use Arial size 11 font with 1.5 line spacing.
In a minimum of six double-spaced pages, answer the following questions based on
“Gridiron University” and submit to the “Football Reinstatement Report” portal. You
are expected to bring in information from the readings, interview, and outside
a. Complete the operating budget worksheet provided in Figure C1 for Year 2 of the
program, which is the first competitive season. Provide your responses in the blank
boxes in the worksheet. A comprehensive discussion of all operating expense items is
beyond the scope of this case, and therefore, some provided for you. Please note that
some answers are available directly from the case narrative, whereas other answers
b. Pick a role from the case (i.e., University President, Director of Athletics, Faculty
Senate President, Influential Community Member/Former Football Player), then
discuss and respond to Questions 1–6 as a member of the Football Advisory Council.
The questions follow the RDMMA framework to guide the conversation.
1. Is the reinstatement of football for GU financially viable? For this case, financial
viability is defined as operating revenues exceeding operating expenses for the football
2. Key Stakeholders and Influences: Identify and discuss the key stakeholders who
may be impacted by your decision. Identify and discuss key influences, such as legal
requirements, campus and community climate, and your personal value system as a
3. Review of Information: What additional information would need to be gathered
and reviewed to make a fully informed decision? Consider addressing leadership,
marketing, development, human resources, organizational behavior, law and
liability, ethics, community impact and town/gown relationship management, and/or
4. Hurdles: What hurdles/challenges exist in the decision process? What legal,
financial, and facility limitations exist?
5. Options/Alternatives: What options/alternatives exist? Identify them and then
indicate the pros and cons to the various alternatives.
6. Making the Decision: What decision would you make? Would it meet your
objectives? Would it be considered fair?
7. Monitoring and Evaluating the Decision: How would you obtain feedback to
determine whether your plan of action achieved its objective?
c. Research and provide a brief analysis of a school that recently added football at any
college level (since 2017). Research and describe the reasons stated publicly for adding
the sport, how it was received, and how it has turned out for them thus far (from
what you can tell from the outside).
Take the final decision you made and announce it with a short video release as the
Gridiron University Athletics Director. This should be social media friendly (under
2:20), but just write a script for me to read when i record myself on a separate page. Announce your decision (to add or not), and the reasons behind the decision.
Finally, if you choose to add football hype up the decision, if you choose to not add
provide some positive energy for those who may be disappointed by the decision.
In a minimum of five double-spaced pages, answer the following questions and
submit to the “Big 12 Expansion Report” portal:
a. Compare how the Big 12 compares to the other Power Five conferences in terms
of structure, media rights, and revenue sharing
b. Look at the candidates in Appendix 7, develop a ‘final four’ list of expansion
candidates. Develop an argument for why each could be a viable option – your
justification must include information from the USA Today College Finances database
and Equity in Athletics database (along with other information)
c. Play the role of an Athletic Director at the Big 12 school of your choice. Write a
memo detailing the reasons you either support adding two schools (and which two) or
why you are not in favor of expansion. This memo will be going to the other Athletics
Directors and should be heavy with specific information. It should also vary based on
the AD that you picked.