I am in the process of grading the mid-term exam. I will post answers and commentary on this website over the course of the next several days. Barring something unforeseen, I will hand back copies of the exams at the end of class next week.
1. Read Chapter Five and be prepared to discuss both of the cases.
2. Make sure you email me with your proposed case for the case brief assignment. Upon receipt, I will review/approve it.
Business Week offers up the most infamous moments in sports history. See below:
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II. Quiz #2 Review
III. Sports Agents
IV. Sports Contracts
V. Sports Torts
VI. Sports Crimes
VII. Mid-term Preview
I am done writing the mid-term exam. The exam covers all the material studied so far this semester. There are 20 questions. Here is the breakdown:
True or false – 11 questions
Fill in the blank – 3 questions
Short answer – 2 questions
Essay – 4 questions
You will have 150 minutes to complete the mid-term exam. I will be present during the exam. A female proctor will also be present. If anyone needs to use the restroom during the exam, you will be: (i) accompanied and (ii) prohibited from bringing any cell phones (or similar electronic devices) or written materials with you. The mid-term exam is closed book. All you will need is a pen or pencil. If you need scratch paper, just use the back of the exam paper. Please make sure to write legibly.
I just finished grading the second quiz. As you know, the quiz is worth 3% of your final course grade. 23 students took the quiz. The grade distribution is as follows:
3% = 5 students. In other words, these students got full credit. They answered each question correctly or thoroughly, as the case may be.
2.5% = 8 students
2% = 4 students
1.5% = 5 students
1% = 1 student
As I mentioned in class, the easiest way to track your progress in the class is to keep a running (and growing) tally throughout the semester. The quiz included two true or false questions (each worth 0.5% of the final course grade), one fill in the blank question (worth 0.5% of the final course grade), one short answer (worth 0.5% of the final course grade), and one essay question (worth 1% of the final course grade). If you are in the class, but didn’t take the quiz (for whatever reason), you will receive a zero. To allow any kind of make-up quiz would be inherently unfair to the 23 students who took the (unannounced) quiz.
The mid-term exam will be worth 20% of the final course grade. The type of questions will be similar to the first two quizzes. In fact, I spent four hours earlier today putting together the mid-term exam. As of now, the mid-term has eleven true or false questions (each worth 0.5% of the final course grade), three fill in the blank questions (worth 0.5% of the final course grade), two short answer questions (each worth 1.5% of the final course grade), and four essay questions (each worth between 2% and 3% of the final course grade). You will have 150 minutes to complete the mid-term exam, although the vast majority of you will finish a lot sooner.