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Open Access Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts



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Serkan Ozbeklik

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Professional sports are one of the most successful industries in the world. The live spectacle and in-person nature make sporting events a unique and individual experience. COVID-19 shifted how athletic events were operated, financed, and viewed, thereby changing leagues as well. The National Football League was one of the last sports to start its season during 2019 and 2020, setting the stage as the only league to not isolate its players in a safe operating space. This paper studies the effects of COVID-19 on the salary cap management of teams after the pandemic. The findings suggest that financial metrics analyzed were not statistically significant in the relationship between financial metrics for that season. I analyze the effects by gathering data from various financial and performance metrics in the National Football league before and after the pandemic.