Ifference in athletic funding behind womens sports in the ACC conference and NCAA

Introduction This can draw on your original research proposal: explain the goals of your project and what you will be researching. What is your argument?

Literature Review Take the annotated bibliography and use it to write an overview of the scholarly literature related to your project. Show where your project fits in the academic discussion. Do you agree or disagree with the majority of the literature? Etc.

Methods Explain how you are going to/did your research and analysis.

Analysis What did you find?

Conclusion Summarize your project and discuss the potential for future scholarship.


Jessop, A. (2013, January 19). Conference recruiting expense series: Acc. Retrieved from

Jessopas article on conference recruiting expenses, breaks down the fiscal differences between the capitol backing given to menas teams in comparison to womenas teams of all of the ACC schools regarding recruiting. This article serves as a great way to visually see huge difference of aid given to menas teams, which trumps that of which is given to the womenas teams. These figures will help in proving my point that women donat receive nearly as much aid as men when it comes to recruiting.

Editorial Board, T. H. (2013, January 17). Athletics should control gap in aid to athletes. Retrieved from I will be using this article to back my point that women teams are still trailing menas teams when it comes to aid.

Keating, P. (2012, May 23). The silent enemy of mens sports. ESPN The Magazine, Retrieved from the-silent-enemy-men-sports

Although this article doesnat talk about womenas sports, I wanted to use it as a source to back my point that athletic aid/funding follows the moneymakers. This article discusses how scholarships are broken up by team, which is usually a direct relation to how much the athletic teams are making. College sports is a business, so I believe that capital backing is going to go where there is money to be made just like any other business.

Messner, M., Cooky, C., Hextrum, R., & Nyad, D. (2010). Gender in televised sports news and higlight shows, 1989-2009. 1(1), 1-35.

This last source serves as a great resource for understanding the difference in media coverage between male and female sports. The focal points of the journal is to bring awareness to the fact that there is a decline in coverage of womenas sports across the board. I will use this journal to back my points on some of the inequalities that female sports teams face, which lead to a decrease in athletic funding given to womenas teams by their respective university.