Date of Completion

Spring 5-1-2018

Thesis Advisor(s)

Arthur Schmeiser; Amy Dunbar

Honors Major



An analysis of the tax implications of owning a professional sports franchise, including why certain types of ownership structures are chosen, how to account for revenue, expenses, and other important accounting items, a history of tax rulings in the realm of professional sports leagues, and a brief forward-looking study of the implications of future tax laws.