Mentions in the National Media

2020 (27) 

Beras, Erika. 2020. After pressure from players, some Black-owned businesses profit from NBA ‘bubble’

Marketplace. (July 30).


Leistikow. Chad. 2020. "As College Sports Financial Crisis Looms, What Will get Cut?" Des Moines Register. (July 24)

Valenzuela, Sarah. 2020. "On and off the court/field of play, WNBA and NWSL are leagues on the rise." New York Daily News. (July 11).


Cash, Meredith. 2020. "Cincinnati, Stanford, and 17 other Division I schools are permanently eliminating dozens of sports programs in an unexpected loss from the pandemic." Business Insider. (July 8)


The Beat of Sports (Orlando Radio) "What The NBA May Look Like When It Returns" (July 8, 2020) (


Southard, Lukas. 2020. "The NBA hopes to recoup revenue in the “bubble” at Disney World." Marketplace. (June 18)


 "NBA: entenda por que os Knicks, hoje saco de pancadas, deixam até Lakers para trás como time mais valioso." ESPN Brazil. (June 15, 2020).


Grainy, Tim. 2020. "The Week in Women's Football: What does the future look like in a post-Coronavirus world?" Tribal Football. (May) (


DiMauro, Mike. 2020. "Are the Chicken Littles going to win at UConn?. The Day. (May 30).


Wilson, Mike. 2020. "Tennessee football at Neyland Stadium in 2020? Here's what it could look like." Knoxville News Sentinel. (May 28)


Kahn, Andrew. 2020. Even with empty stadiums, television a big driver in the push to bring back pro sports amid coronavirus. (May 22).


Greder, Andy. 2020. Cut sports? Trim coaches’ pay? A look at Gophers’ financial solutions amid coronavirus. Twin Cities Pioneer Press. (May 22).


Keating, Peter. 2020. "Analysis: What equal pay in sports really means, as the fight goes on for U.S. women's soccer." (May 14)


Walker, Harris and Elizabeth Karpen. 2020. “I’m not going to change because of a losing record”: Why the men’s basketball team’s faithful keeps coming back. Columbia Spectator. (May 8)


McManus, Jane. 2020. "U.S. women’s national soccer team loses in a court of law, but not in the court of public opinion." New York Daily News. (May 2).


Giambalvo, Emily. 2020. "Fearing cuts, non-revenue college sports look for ways to ‘weather this storm’" Washington Post. (April 27).


Cooper, Ben. 2020. "As coronavirus spreads, Maryland looks ahead to an uncertain future for football season." The Diamondback. (April 20)


Wigmore, Tim. 2020. "What is sport's post-coronavirus future? Legal, marketing and administrative experts deliver their verdict." Telegraph. (April 11).


"Episode 419: Sports Economics David Berri." Gymnastic: The Pulse of Gymnastics. April 7, 2020


Morse, Clara Ence. 2020. "Ivy League to deny spring athletes additional year of in-conference eligibility." Columbia Spectator. (April 2)


Michanen, Dylan. 2020. "ESPN to air WNBA Draft on main network after social media backlash. March 26. Yahoo Sports (originally NBC Sports). March 26.

Almond, Elliott. 2020. "Coronavirus: What will economic hit be for Warriors, Sharks, other Bay Area pro teams?" The Mercury News (San Jose). (March 15).

Maese, Rick. 2020. "Typically Noisy Sports Month Is Silenced By Coronavirus Cancellations." The Washington Post. (March 12).

Bishara, Motez. 2020. "The NBA could lose billions this season. Who will eat that loss?" (March 31)

Chen, Nathan and Katherine Randolph. 2020. "Balling on a Budget: Disparities Persist in Women’s Basketball." The Georgetown Voice. (January 17).


McManus, Jane. 2020. "The International Olympic Committee values money over humanity" New York Daily News. (January 14)


Shea. Bill. 2020. "Who will cash in more on this season: LSU or Joe Burrow?" THE ATHLETIC (January 9)


2019 (39)

The Cheryl Reeve Show 81 - Whalen, McCarville, Phee and the '10s (December 26, 2019)


Schrotenboer, Brent. 2019. "NCAA asserts collegiate values for bowls, but leaves room for liquor, casino sponsors." USA Today (December 20)


Eckert, Nora. 2019. “More domed stadiums, fewer ski resorts: Expect climate change to affect sports around the world.” Capital News Service. (December 18)


Trainor, Kelsey. 2019. “How much money is Joe Burrow worth to LSU? Approximately $3.9 million.” FanSided. (December 15)


Dicaro, Julie. 2019. “We broke down 4 common arguments about equal pay in woman’s pro sports.” The Lily. (December 10)


Trainor, Kelsey. 2019. “Does lack of women’s college basketball television coverage violate Title IX?” FanSided. (December 2)


Jessop, Alicia. 2019. “Can marketing players year-round boost WNBA revenues? How league and union are working to increase player visibility.” THE ATHLETIC. (November 27)


Trainor, Kelsey. 2019. “Tua Tagovailoa’s injury latest example why NCAA needs to pay college athletes.” FanSided. (November 25)


Business of Sports. 2019. “Zion Williamson Was Worth $5 Million a Year to Duke (Podcast).” Bloomberg. (November 20)


Trainor, Kelsey. 2019. “Here’s how much money college athletes like Zion Williamson and others should have received from the NCAA.” FanSided. (November 12)


Yu, Christine. 2019. “California Has a New Equal-Pay Act for Athletes.” Outside. (November 12)


Monetti, Rich. 2019. “Greed, Not Title IX, Responsible for the Cutting of Men’s Sports Programs.” Vocal Media. (November 2019)


2019. “Column: Where – And We Mean Where – Is All The Washington Mystics Championship Gear?” Beyond The W. (November 2019)


Mentock, Andrew. 2019. “There’s No Gender Gap For Winning Basketball Coaches.” OZY. (October 30)


Isard, Risa. 2019. “Opinion: How do we celebrate Kipchoge but turn blind eye to Semenya, para athletes?” GlobalSport Matters. (October 30)


Santens, Tobias. 2019. “Emma Meesseman spelt harr team naar goud, of toch niet? “WNBA kan vrouwen meer betalen, maar wil niet”.” (October 11)


2019. “Competition between sports for fans’ money and attention is increasingly fierce.” The Economist.

(October 5)


Ayala, Erica. 2019. “‘It’s a start’: Can the Aurora Games create a new model for women’s sports?” The Guardian. (August 28)


Leonhardt, David. 2019. “You Can Do Better, N.B.A.” The New York Times. (August 6)


Litan, Robert. 2019. “Economists weigh in on the competitive balance question after Kawhi Leonard’s decision preserves parity – for now.” THE ATHLETIC. (July 9)

Leonhardt, David. 2019. “Hail to the (Underpaid) Champs.” The New York Times. (July 8)

Bisaha, Stephan. 2019. “Kansas Community College Football Now Has Its Own Stars, Netflix Series And Scandals.” Npr. (July 2019)

Ayala, Erica. 2019. “ The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Is Fighting for Better Pay – and the Rest of Women’s Sports Depends On It.” Talk Poverty. (June 7) 


Kohn, Isabelle. 2019. “Do Pro Male Athletes Really Care About Having Female Coaches?” MEL. (June 2019)

Baumann, Michael. 2019. “The WNBA Is at a Crossroads.” THE RINGER. (May 23)

Strang, Katie. 2019. “‘It’s a respect issue’: What’s at stake as the WNBA and its players negotiate salaries and a new CBA.” THE ATHLETIC. (May 22)


Nowlin, Sanford. 2019. “The Alliance for American Football’s Suspension Should Come as Little Surprise to San Antonio.” San Antonio Current. (April 3)


Matousek, Mark. 2019. “Evidence shows NFL teams are better off drafting quarterbacks with strong mental skills and mechanics over QBs who are just physically gifted.” Business Insider. (April 2019)


Carter, Andrew. 2019. "Zion Williamson Embraces the Hype: 'This is the life I wanted'" The Charlotte Herald Sun (March 16)


Borzi, Pat. 2019. "How the Minnesota Lynx Went from Also-Rans to Outperforming the WNBA." Twin Cities Business (March 11)


Noriega, Edith. 2019. "Progress is slow but more women coaching men’s teams." Global Sports Matters.

(March 4)


Russo, Donovan. 2019. "Bryce Harper's $330 million Phillies contract can't solve baseball's bigger spending problem." (March 3)


Wolfman-Arent, Avi. 2019. "Multimillion-dollar deals become more common in squeezeplay era of economic superstars" WHYY (public radio -- Philadelphia). (March 1)


Ratliff, Shannon. 2019. “Think Female Athletes Deserve Nothing Until They Pack Stadiums? I Wrote This for You.” FANBUZZ. (March 2019)

Jorn Meyn, Von. 2019. "Wage Inequality in Sports." Spiegel Sports. (February 23)

English Version:


Wade, Stephen. 2019. "Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?" Associated Press (February 15)

(this was picked up at a wide variety of sites)


Almond, Elliott. 2019. "Women Surfers Inspire Lawmakers to Take on Equal Pay Issues." Mercury News (February 14)


Shea, Bill. 2019. "Michigan near the top — in million-dollar assistant coaches" Crain's Detroit Business. (January 27, 2019)


Business Insider Video Interview "Why The New York Knicks Are So Expensive" Business Insider (January 12)



2018 (33)


Spain, Sarah. 2018. Wages of Wins: David Berri. Sarah Spain: That's What She Said. ESPN Radio.

(December 11)



WNBA Insidr Interview (November 3, 2018)



Bogage, Jacob. 2018. “Forbes cuts ties with sports business columnist, deletes piece about WNBA player salaries” Washington Post (November 2)

Note: Unlike almost every other story, I am the subject of this article.


Feldman, Dan. 2018. "WNBA players opt out of Collective Bargaining Agreement with league" NBC Sports. (November 1)


Schwartz, Aryeh. 2018. "Forbes Removes Story On Increased Investment Into WNBA After NBA Rebukes." WNBA Insidr. (October 31)


Fader, Mirin. 2018. "Inside the WNBA's Fight for Higher Pay." Bleacher Report. (October 29, 2018)

Strang, Katie. 2018. "What would a soft cap look like in the NHL?" The Athletic (October 29)

Rosenhall, Laurel. 2018. "California just forced equal pay for female surfers. Could that change other games?" CALmatters. (September 6)


Venook, Jeremy. 2018. "The San Diego Padres Found a Way to Monetize Bad Baseball" The Atlantic (August 30)

Lough, Nancy. 2018. "The case for boosting WNBA player salaries." (August 18)


Jacobson, Louis. 2018. Do players get most of NFL revenues, as Donald Trump says? (August 13)


Blackistone, Kevin. 2018. "WNBA players are still treated like second-class citizens. It’s on the NBA to fix that." Washington Post. (August 8)


Lewis, Alec, 2018. "In 22nd season, WNBA connects with fans more than in years past." Yahoo! Sports (August 2)


Voepel, Mechelle. 2018. "Why substantially increasing WNBA player salaries is more complex than you think." (August 1)


Youngblood, Kent. 2018. "As WNBA interest and stability rises, so too do calls for bigger salaries, expansion." Star Tribune. (July 27)


Goodman, Joseph. 2018. "For once, Julio Jones is finally thinking about himself." (Alabama) (July 25)


Zucker, Joseph. 2018. "WNBA News: Devereaux Peters Doesn’t ‘Give a Damn’ About Playing Critics in One-on-One." High Post Hoops. (July 11)


Nowlin, Stanford. 2018. "Despite the City’s Cheerleading, San Antonio’s New Football League is a Hail Mary Effort" San Antonio Current (July 4)

Zucker, Joseph. 2018. "WNBA Stars Sound off on Pay Gap in Wake of LeBron James Deal"

High Post Hoops (July 2)


Schrotenboer, Brent, Steve Berkowitz and Christopher Schnaars. (2018). "Is overspending catching up to these Power 5 schools?" USA Today.  (June 28)


Ma, Adrian. 2018. "Cleveland Softball Gets A Financial 'Assist' From The Chinese." IdeaStream (June 20)



Samuelson, Tracy. 2018. "With NBA picks, data can only take you so far." Marketplace. (June 20)



Hobson, Will. 2018. Before this hoops recruit chose Indiana, Adidas made sure he stayed under its tent.

Washington Post (May 16)


Marulanda, Daniela. 2018. "UConn Women Head To Final Four, Trailing A Familiar Controversy." NPR.

(March 29)



Wharton, David. 2018. "NCAA tournament rakes in millions on efforts of unpaid athletes, but what's the solution?" Los Angeles Times. (March 27)


Wilder, Charlotte. 2018. "Stop blaming women’s sports and start hiring more women." SB Nation. (March 26)


Gibbs, Lindsay. 2018. "We’re having the wrong conversation about what’s wrong with women’s basketball." Think Progress. (March 25)


Bogage, Jacob. 2018. "Now is not a great time for football. Can the American Alliance of Football survive?" The Washington Post. (March 22)


Dunphy, Mark. 2018. "Is UConn’s dominance good for women’s basketball?" Boston Globe. (March 23)


Megdal, Howard. 2018. "Cheryl Reeve responds to The Big Lead’s women’s sports article." High Post Hoops

(March 20)


Grenfall, Carly. 2018. "Women’s basketball does have a media problem, and Jason Lisk helps prove it." Swish Appeal. (March 20)


Hobson, William and Jesse Dougherty. 2018. "How LeBron James says he’d fix the ‘corrupt’ NCAA" Washington Post. (March 9)


Bogage, Jacob. 2018. "How LeBron James says he’d fix the ‘corrupt’ NCAA" Washington Post. (February 27)



2017 (20)


Hallman, Charles. 2017. "Women’s sports slapped down again." Minnesota Spokesman Recorder.(December 15)


Venook, Jeremy. 2017. "Shohei Ohtani Might Be the Most Underpaid Man in the World." The Atlantic.(December 12)

Bogage, Jacob. 2017. "For the WNBA, business isn’t as bad as it looks" Washington Post (December 6)


Robinson, Doug. 2017. "Doug Robinson: NBA still values the wrong numbers." Deseret News (December 8)


Japsers, Bret. 2017. "After Dismal Start, Should The Phoenix Suns Tank?" NPR/Phoenix(November 17)

Print and Radio Interview


Borzi, Pat. 2017. "WNBA salaries in focus as Finals tip off." (September 23)

(Note: Article references a story I wrote for Forbes)


Sports Business Daily. 2017. "Gender Wage Gap Between NBA, WNBA Players Appears to be Growing."(September 22)


Collins, Bob. 2017. "How the WNBA is Underpaying Its Players." Minnesota Public Radio (September 21)


Bucholtz, Andrew. 2017. "This Week in Hot Takes." Awful Announcing. (September 15)


Livengood, Chad. 2017. "$1 billion spent on Little Ceasars Arena District Detroit." Crain's Detroit Business. (September 10)


Springer. 2017. "A slam dunk for women head coaches -- so drop the bias: New study shows female basketball coaches face more biases than male coaches despite performing as well." ScienceDaily.

August 30.


Hinckley, Isabelle. 2017. "Why there's been a big drop in women coaches under Title IX." Christian Science Monitor. (August 16)


Barrabi, Thomas. 2017. "Philadelphia NFL Draft Organizers Say Economic Pros Outweigh Cons." Fox Business (April 27)


Strauss, Ben. 2017. "The Alt-Right's Favorite Team Visits the White House." Politico Magazine.
(April 18)


Bishara, Motez. 2017. "The $325 million question: Why is MLB flooded with huge contracts?"

(March 31)


Luther, Jessica. 2017. "Why the Gaps Between Men's And Women's Sports Are So Frustrating."

Teen Vogue. (March 31)


Campbell Rich. 2017. "Career Opportunities for Women in Sports Business on the Rise." The Balance. (March 10)


Leichenger, Alex. (2017). The Money Jungle: The Cost of Big Time Sports in the United States." The Common Reader. (February 8).


Quinn, Vonnie (2017). "Battle of the Charts" Bloomberg TV. (February 3)

This is a clip from the show on Bloomberg TV


Kilgore, Adam. 2017. "In a cap-free NFL, Tom Brady could probably double his salary." Washington Post (January 26)


2016 (28)


Harrington, Jeff (2016). "What is hosting the college football championship worth to Tampa Bay's economy?" Tampa Bay Times (December 21)


Zucker, Joseph. 2016. "Serena Williams Comments on Double Standard Women Face in Sports."

Bleacher Report. (November 30)


Weinreb, Michael. 2016. "What's Up with these Handsome Pats QBs?" Made Man (September)


Pagels, Jim. (2016). "One Intriguing Way the NCAA Cartel Could Crumble and Pave the Way to Paid Athletes." (September 10).


Heim, Mark. (2016). "Economists Estimate LSU's Leonard Fournette's Worth if he were paid Employee." (Alabama News). (September 1)


Solomon, Jon. (2016). "Assessing the true 'value' of LSU star Leonard Fournette." (August 31).

Murphy, Austin. (2016). "Football's Endgame: What would happen if American's pastime just... died?" Sports Illustrated. (August 31)


Burch, Kelly. (2016). "Opportunity Costs: What the Olympics Shows Us About the Economics of Women Sports." Bitch Media (August 12)


Lee, Albert. (2016). "Monumental sports basketball complex cost projections expected to rise by $10 million." SB Nation – Bullets Forever. (July 28).


Levingston, Ivan. (2016). "NBA Free Agents Sign Deals as High as Some Nations' GDPs: How the League Got that Rich." CNBC. (July 8)


Chandler, Adam. (2016). "Kevin Durant and the Economics of the NBA Superteam." (July 6)


Lund, Spencer. (2016). "Twitter is Convinced the Kevin Durant Deal Signals the End of the NBA." Yahoo News. (July 4)


Moroney, Tom, David Voreacos, and Maurice Possley. (2016). Golfer Phil Michelson's Gambling Linked to Second Criminal Case. Chicago Tribune. (June 10)


Young, Stephen. 2016. "The Rangers are Going to be in Arlington Until Most of Us are Dead." Dallas Observer. (May 23)


Jones, Mike. 2016. "The Pay Gap Between Seattle's Top Male and Female Athletes." CBS Seattle. (May 12)


Butler, Alex. 2016. "Monica Abbott deal spotlights sports' gender wage-gap." UPI (May 6)


Parker, Chris. (2016). "Real Plus Minus: The Bogus New Stat Everyone’s Using" Cleveland Scene. (May 4)


Robinson, Doug. (2016) "Is Kobe Bryant Overrated? Sport Economist Says Yes." Deseret News (April 12).


Barajas, Joshua. (2016). "Equal pay for equal play. What the sport of tennis got right." PBS Newshour (April 12).


Benedylkciuk, Mike. 2016. "The Blue Line: U.S. Women's National Team Lawsuit Logical, Fair." The Daily Free Press of Boston University. (April 7)


Littlefield, Bill. (2016). "No Matter the Sport, Women Athletes are Always Paid Less." WBUR (April 16).



Davidson, Kavitha, (2016). "Soccer's Women Just Want a Fair Share."  Bloomberg View. (March 31)


Kamms. (2016). "Blame Sexism: L.A, Sparks New Guard Sustains Season-Ending Injury Overseas." The Visibility Project (March 31)


Young, Stephen. 2016. "No, Wrestlemania is not going to inject $139 million into the DFW economy." Dallas Observer (March 29)


Crocker, Lizzie. (2016) "Is Serena Williams Underpaid? Women's Tennis at Match Point." The Daily Beast. (March 21).


The Cooper and Rupert Podcast. (2016). "Deep Dive #3 – How to Make the NBA the Most Popular Sport in America" (February 18)


Harnett, Sam. (2016) "NBA Goes to Toronto Seeking International Fans." Marketplace. (February 12).

Radio Story


Grathoff, Pete. (2016). "Alex Smith is best-looking NFL quarterback, according to authors' research." The Kansas City Star (February 5)


2015 (37)


Fabrizio, Doug, (2015). "The Big Business of College Football." Radio West (December 31).

Radio Story (Rebroadcast)


D.R. (2015) "Black Mamba the tortoise." The Economist (December 4)


Swan, Rachel. (2015). "Oakland Mayor Turns to Old Playbook to Fund Raiders Stadium." San Francisco Chronicle. (November 13)


Swan, Rachel. (2015). "Oakland Mayor Schaaf Toots New Tune: A Publicly Funded Stadium." San Francisco Chronicle. (November 13)


Swan, Rachel. (2015). "Oakland Raiders Bolster Their Bid to Move to Los Angeles Area." San Francisco Chronicle. (November 11)


Davidson, Kavitha A. (2015). "A Free Market in Soccer Would Pay Women More" Bloomberg View.


Davidson, Kavitha A. (2015). "Nobody Won the Economic World Series." Bloomberg View.


Hayes, Kathleen and Fox, Pimm.  Taking Stock (Bloomberg Radio).   "Sports Economist Berri Says LeBron James is Getting Old" (Audio)

Marcin, Tim. 2015. "Chase Utley Slide Controversy: Dodgers, Mets Series Could Be A Boon For Game 3, MLB, Despite Ruben Tejada Injury" International Business Times (October 12).


Young, Stephen. 2015. "A New Rangers Stadium in Downtown Dallas is a Fantastic Horrible Idea." Dallas Observer. (October 5)


Gibb, Lindsay. 2015. "Mystic Fans Aren't Buying the Official Story of the Team's Move Out of Downtown D.C." ThinkProgress. (September 22)


Fouriezos, Nick. 2015. "Let's Ban Men from Coaching Women's Sports." (September 21)


Fabrizio, Doug. 2015. "The Big Business of College Football." (September 1)


Adams, Kimberly. 2015. "China's Wanda buys Ironman race series" Marketplace (August 27)


Grossman, Adam. 2015. "Does Competitive Balance Drive Interest in Sports?" (August 25)


Goot, Alexander. 2015. "Progress and Patriarchy: The Highs and Lows of Women's Sports Coverage." The Cauldron. (August 22).


Hughes, Grant. 2015. "Which NBA Contenders have the Biggest Windows to Win?"

(August 18)


Bushnell, Henry. 2015. "Colter, CAPA, and the Northwestern Unionization Movement: A Timeline." SB Nation. (August 17) 2015 "NBA Teams Losing Money? Cue Labor Disputes." (July 20)  (video)


Carter, Williams. 2015. "The Evolution of College Athletics: Is it Time to Start Paying College Student-Athletes? Deseret News. (July 16)


Holmes, Sally. 2015. "Why it is Only Okay for us to be Women's Sports Fans Now? It's been time." (July 7)


Schmitz, Melanie. 2015. "Other Woman's Sports That Deserve a Little Love in Light of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team Win." (July 6).


Barrabi, Thomas. 2015. "NBA Finals 2015 MVP: LeBron James' Dominant Statistical Performance Couldn't Overcome Cavaliers Loss, History." International Business Times. (June 17)


Benjamin, Chris. 2015. "The Four Fallacies of NBA Analytics." Men's Journal. (June 3)


Gordon, Aaron. 2015. "No, the Baltimore Orioles Didn't Lose $7.5 Million Because of the Riots." Vice Sports

(May 15)


The Matt Townsend Show. 2015. "Economy and Election, Student Athletes." BYU Radio (May 7)


Pinsker, Joe. 2015. "Why the NFL Decided to Start Paying Taxes." The Atlantic (April 28)

Wodraska, Lya. 2015. "Utah State AD: $1.5 Million Ask Prompted by NCAA Reforms." The Salt Lake Tribune. (April)

Douban, Gigi. 2015. "Why NBA is First U.S. Pro League to go to Cuba." Marketplace. (April 20)

Babb, Kent. 2015. "The Expensive, Effective Role of Search Firms in College Coaching Hires." Washington Post. (April 9)


Tuchman, Robert, 2015. "Will this be the Last Final Four where Student-Athletes are Not Paid?" (March 30)


WGN Radio. 2015. (March 28)


Strachan, Maxwell. (2015) "NCAA Schools Can Absolutely Afford to Pay College Athletes, Economists Say." Huffington Post (March 27)


Crain, Chip. 2015. "How Good Are the Grizzlies? Dave Berri Weighs In." Three Shades of Blue (February 20)


Young, Stephen. 2015. "Country Music Awards will not bring DFW $123 million.  More like $139.2 Kajillion." Dallas Observer. (February 19)


Concepcion, Jason. 2015. "Hero Ball Is Awful, Except When it Works, Because then it's the Best." (February 4)


Young, Stephen. 2015. "College Football Playoff will bring DFW $300 million – Carried on the Backs of Unicorns" Dallas Observer. (January 12)


Mosier, Jeff. 2015. "Dallas, Arlington look for $300 million-plus boost from College Football Playoff." The Dallas Morning News. (January 8)



2014 (45)


Shea, Bill. 2014. "UM's Hire of Harbaugh Likely to be Lucrative, but New Coach must bring Wins for Real Windfall. Crain's Detroit Business. (December 31)


Kozlowski, Kim. 2014. "Ann Arbor Buzzes over Harbaugh's Arrival." The Detroit News. (December 29)


Lowe, Zach. 2014. "The Ignored Evolution of the Sixers." (December 16)


Mosier, Jeff. 2014. "Snub for TCU, Baylor may Boost Playoff's Economic Impact." The Dallas Morning News. (December 8)


Sunnergren, Tom. 2014. "How Can the Miami Heat Replace Chris 'Birdman' Andersen?" (December 7)


Van Riper, Tom. 2014. "The NBA's Best and Worst 'Big Threes' for The Buck." (December 4)


Koos, Torin. 2014. "Conference Priorities, Money Driving Wedges Between Historic Rivals." Deseret News. (December 3)


Tramel, Berry. 2014. "Oklahoma City Thunder: When is a Player's Prime." NewsOK. (October 28)


Mason, Beckley. 2014. "Good NBA Teams Jostle to Join the Best in the West." New York Times. (October 26)


Weissmann, Dan. 2014. "The NBA's Experiment: Offering Fans a Shorter Game." Marketplace. (October 15)



Sunnergren, Tom. 2014. "Is There Hope or Doubt for Danny Granger's Season with Miami Heat" (October 14)

Bloomberg Radio Interviews (October to December of 2014): Links no Longer Work



Chupka, Kevin. 2014. “Why Derek Jeter may be Worth $1b to the Yankees.” (September 26).


Gura, David. 2014. “Grading the Political Campaign Manager.” (September 25). Marketplace Elections  (Audio and Article)

Fong, Joss. 2014. "The Economic Benefits of Being Beautiful" (July 16).  (Video and Article)


Bloomberg Radio (The Hays Advantage: with Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn). 2014.  “Wages of Wins’s Berri Says LeBron Can Move Cavs to Top (Audio)” (July 14).


Yglesias, Matthew. 2014. "Lebron James's Cleveland return makes sense for these 5 reasons" (July 11)


Robinson, Doug. 2014. "NBA free agency is entirely predictable — and all wrong" Deseret News. July 8


Bloomberg Radio (The Hays Advantage: with Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn). 2014.  “Wages of Wins’s Berri Discusses Wimbledon, World Cup (Audio)” (July 2).


Kragthorpe, Kurt. 2014. “Good Draft Still Leaves Jazz with Ways to Go”.  The Salt Lake Tribune. (June 28).


Fitzpatrick, Michael. 2014. "Five Reasons Why Carmelo Anthony Should Leave the New York Knicks" Bleacher Report (June 28)


Keating, Peter. 2014. “Metrics Prove Tanking Ineffective.” ESPN the Magazine. (June 23).


Fitzpatrick, Michael. 2014. “Signing Carmelo Anthony to a Max Deal Will Be a Large Risk for Any Organization” BleacherReport (Sports Reporting for (June 23).


Rockel, Nick. 2014. “Owning Sports Teams Could Become a More Lucrative Game.” Institutional Investor. (June 21).


Pagels, Jim. 2014. “One Intriguing Way the NCAA Cartel Could Crumble and Pave the Way to Paid Athletes.” (June 20).


Katsenelinboigen, Gregory. 2014. Interview with Radio Free Europe, Russian Service on World Cup in Brazil. (June 11). (audio in Russian), Interview runs from 21.06 to 26.00. (print in Russian)


Ford, Bob. 2014. “The NBA’s never-ending lottery experiment.” Philadelphia Inquirer. (May 21)


Bobkoff, Dan. 2014. “NCAA academic rules hit smaller, poor college.” Marketplace Business. (May 15) (Audio and Print)


Bloomberg Radio (The Hays Advantage: with Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn). 2014.  “Wages of Wins’s Berri Says Clippers Sponsors May Return (Audio)” (April 29).


Van Riper, Tom. 2014. “The Ten Most Underrated Players In The NBA Playoffs.” (April 18).


O’Rourke, P.J. 2014. “P.J. on the Owl-Monkey Project and the Science of Chick Flicks”

(April 6).


Bloomberg Radio (The Hays Advantage: with Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn). 2014. “Berri and Dosh Discuss March Madness Finals (Audio)” (April 4).


Toporek, Bryan. 2014. “Do NCAA Tournament Performances Predict Prospects' NBA Success?” (April 1).


Three Shades of Blue Radio (in Memphis, Tennessee). 2014. (March 29).


Thompson, Derek. 2014. “The Savior Fallacy: Over-Betting on Star Players in Sports and Business” The Atlantic Magazine. (April)


Firn, Mike. 2014. “Firn ’16: Losing to win – gold, silver and goldThe Brown Daily Herald. (March 3).


Schilken, Chuck. 2014. “Northwestern claims its football program loses money for university.” Los Angeles Times. (February 20).


Ecker, Danny. 2014. “Economist at union hearing: Northwestern football players 'exploited'” Crain’s Chicago Business. (February 19)


Guy, Sandra. 2014. “NU Football union would struggle because of NCAA rules: economist” Chicago Sun-Times (February 19).


Associated Press. 2014. “Economist: College football like NFL -- but for no pay” (February 19).


Putterman, Alex. 2014. “Sports economist, Northwestern compliance official testify on second day of NLRB hearing” The Daily Northwestern. February 19.


Cancino, Alejandra. 2014. “Northwestern football union hearings continue.” Chicago Tribune. (February 19)


Huston, Chris. 2014. “Economist to NLRB: College football a lot like the NFL, but with no pay.” (February 14)


Van Riper, Tom. 2014. “Knicks' Andrea Bargnani Tops 2014 List Of The NBA's Most Overpaid Players” (February 13).


Katsenelinboigen, Gregory. 2014. Interview with Radio Free Europe, Russian Service on Sochi Olympics. (June 11). (audio in Russian), Interview runs from 2.38 to 4.00. (print in Russian)


Lechtenberg, Suzie. 2014. “Reasons to Not Be Ugly: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast” (January 30).


2013 (23)


The Boston Globe (2013) “Tom Brady, Peyton Manning still going strong. QBs show how older elite athletes now push performance boundaries” (November 20).


Bianchi, Mike. 2013. “If Magic are tanking, it's a mathematical long shot.” Orlando Sentinel. (October 29)


Gregory, Sean. 2013. The Jadeveon Clowney Dilemma: College Sports Can Be A Lousy Game Show. (October 11)


New York Times Book Review. “Malcolm Gladwell: By the Book. (October 3, 2013)


Daniels, Marc. 2013. “Why Tanking for the NBA Lottery Doesn’t Usually Work.” The Beat of Sports (Orlando Radio Station). (October 1)


Aharogradskaya, Andrew. 2013. “Time Freedom – Plan for the Week” Russian Radio Station (Radio Free Russia??)(September 30).

Note: Broadcast in Russian


Herring, Chris. 2013. These Aren't Last Year's Knicks. Although the Roster Looks Similar, These Knicks Will Play Differently. Wall Street Journal. (September 29; p. A26).


Oliver, Dean and Hank Gargiulo. 2013. “NFL Roster Stability Usually Equals Success.” (September 26).


ESPN SportsNation Poll. “What do you make of economist David Berri’s idea to require teams that miss the playoffs for three years straight to fire their general manager?”


Staudohar, Paul. 2013. “The Hockey Lockout of 2012-13.” Monthly Labor Review. (July).


The Boston Globe. 2013. “How top NFL QBs’ Performance is Affected by Age, Then and Now.” (June 13, 2013).


Yglesias, Matthew. 2013. “The Strange Market for NBA Coaches.” (June 13)


Boudway, Ira. 2013. “In the NBA Draft Lottery, Little Help for the League’s Losers.” Bloomberg Businessweek (May 22).


Peck, Don.  2013. “Early Career Moves Are the Most Important.” National Journal. (May 8)


Van Riper, Tom. 2013. “The NBA’s Most Overpaid Players”

(April 5)

This story was noted in the following places:

Boston Public Radio. 2013. “BPR: Politics, March Madness, Casinos In Boston, And The History of April 1” (April 1).

Van Riper, Tom. 2013. “Streaking Denver Nuggets Could Re-Shape Future NBA Rosters.”

(March 21)


Libit, Daniel. 2013. “The Problem with President Obama’s March Madness Charade.” (March 21).


Hays Advantage (with Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn). 2013. Bloomberg Radio. “Berri Discusses Economic Value of NCAA Player.” (March 21)

Montopoli, Brian. 2013. “March madness? NCAA fights full-court press on player pay” (March 15). interviewed for CBS Television (video recorded).


Gura, David. 2013. “New FOX sports network: More games, higher cable bill?” (March 5).  interviewed for Marketplace (for NPR and American Public Media).


Thompson, Derek. 2013. “The NCAA vs. Student Athletes: The End of the 'the Best Business Model in the World'?” The Atlantic (January 30, 2013)


Turbow, Jason. 2013. “The Real Reason the Lakers are Doing So Poorly: Age” The Atlantic (January 30, 2013)


2012 (15)


MacPherson, Les. 2012. “NHL fans will come crawling back, expert says.” The Star Phoenix (December 13, 2012)


Gura, David. 2012. “Bowl game exposure can come with a cost.” (December 4).  interviewed for Marketplace (for NPR and American Public Media).


Thompson, Derek. 2012. “The NFL's Night of Horror: 'I Don't Think This Changes Anything,' Says Sports Economist” The Atlantic (September 25)


Turbow, Jason. 2012. “Kobe’s Hoop Dreaming When He Says His Team Could Beat Jordan’s”.

(July 29).


Rose, Joel 2012. “Is The Big Apple About To Lose Its Love Of Linsanity?”  (July 17) interiewed for NPR


Tapper, Josh. 2012. “Steve Nash Watch: Impact would be enormous if point guard were to sign with Raptors.” The Toronto Star (July 4)


Bukszpan, Daniel. 2012. “Are Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki among the NBA's most overpaid players?” (June 15)


Mamudi, Sam. 2012. “Shortened Season May Mean NBA Playoff Upsets” MarketWatch. (April 27)


Lehrer, Jonah. 2012. “Why Did Kobe Go to Germany?An aging star and the new procedure that could revolutionize sports medicine.” (April 11) Grantland (from


Shea, Bill. 2012. “Tigers in Transition; Ambitious spending drives team's pitch for elusive title.” Crain’s Detroit Business (April1).


Marcus, Steve. 2012. “Mets' value could rise after Dodgers' $2B sale” Newsday. (March 29).


Bennett, Drake. 2012. “The Prophets of Linsanity.” Bloomberg Businessweek (February 13)


Robinson, Doug. 2012. “Big Names No Guarantee for Huge Success.” Deseret News. (February 7).


Shea, Bill. 2012. “Fielder of Dreams: New Slugger Could Knock Ticket Sales Out of the Ballpark.” Crain’s Detroit Business (February 6).


Kurylo, Mike. 2012. “Knicks Need to Look for Efficient Scoring.” The New York Times Blogs (Off the Dribble). (January 31)


2011 (16)


Pauling, Daniel. 2011. “When it comes to NFL salaries, looks matter.” The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania). (December 2).


This is a link to a film put together by the NFL describing research I did with Jennifer VanGilder and Rob Simmons.

Jennifer is interviewed for the film.


Hochman, Benjamin. 2011. “Will Fans Walk Away? Effects of Lockout Remain Unclear.” The Denver Post. (October 16).


Mamudi, Sam. 2011. “NBA Lockout: Why the Players Will Lose.” MarketWatch. (October 11)


Shea, Bill. 2011. “Tiger Deals Deliver: CEO’s Off-Field Plays are a Big Part of Team’s On-Field Success.” Crain’s Detroit Business (September 19).


Katsenelinboigen, Gregory. 2011. Interview with Radio Free Europe, Russian Service on NBA Lockout. (September 13). (audio in Russian), Interview runs from 8.03 to 10.19.


Mamudi, Sam. 2011. “The 4 Worst Contracts in Sports.” MarketWatch. (August 26)


Mamudi, Sam. 2011. “Atlanta Hawks Sold During NBA Lockout.” MarketWatch. (August 8)


Telander, Rick. 2011. “Rose’s room to grow; At 22, he won’t peak for two years, or so says study that bodes well for Bulls.” Chicago Sun-Times. (June 7).


Lehrer, Jonah. 2011. “True grit. Quarterbacks need instincts more than smarts; why are some better at getting better?”ESPN the Magazine. (April 7).


Cohn, Bob. 2011. “Analysis: NFL Players on Right Side of Cause.” Pittsburgh Tribune Review. (March 19)


Shipley, Amy. 2011. “Why won't NFL owners open their books to players?” Washington Post. (March 10)


Johns, Dave. 2011. “The Great Carmelo Debate.” Slate Magazine. (March 7).


Diamond, Jared. 2011. “Does Adding Anthony Mean Wins?” Wall Street Journal (February 23).


Mamudi, Sam. 2011. “Carmelo Anthony to N.Y.: Business as usual? Fans hope for playoff success, but on- and off-court doubts remain” Wall Street Journal: MarketWatch (February 22).


Diamond, Jared. 2011. “Nets, Knicks May be Better OffWithoutMelo” (January 13)


2010 (23)


Van Riper, Tom. 2010. “The NBA’s Best for the Buck” (December 7)


Van Riper, Tom . 2010. “The NBA’s Most Overpaid Players” (November 23)


Biderman, David. 2010. “No. 39 Overall Picks Aren’t Supposed to be This Good.” Wall Street Journal (November 19)


Sielski, Mike. 2010. “Rethinking Quarterback Stats: Vick’s Heroics Show How Traditional QB Ratings Short-Change Runners; Dr. Berri’s Theorem.” Wall Street Journal (November 17)


Goodman, Jeff. 2010. “For fans, it’s ‘Lakersfield’. The Bakersfield Californian (November 5)


Biderman, David. 2010. “Do NBA Coaches Actually Make an Impact?” Wall Street Journal (November 4)


Lucadamo, Kathleen. 2010. At $12M a pop, every time Bronx Bombers host a league championship game ... Yankee city hits gold. New York Daily News (October 15)


Biertempfel, Rob. 2010. “Pirates’ finances show losses kept to the field.” Pittsburgh Tribune Review (August 23)

Note: This is one article that cited a story in the Associated Press, a story that was picked up by a number of news sources.


Biderman, David. 2010. “What If LeBron Went to Miami, Too?” Wall Street Journal (July 8)


Biderman, David. 2010. “Most Valuable Laker? Might Not Be Kobe” Wall Street Journal (June 10)


Siegel, Alan. 2010.“The Captain of Crunch: Is Kobe Bryant really the best clutch player in the NBA?” (June 8).


Robinson, Doug. 2010. “SUU Economics Professor Uses Stats to Debunk Conventional Sports Wisdom” Deseret News (May 23).





Feschuk, Dave.2010 “Changing NBA Coaches Mostly Pointless, Report Claim.”Toronto Star (May 18)


Feschuk, Dave. 2010.“At 36, how does Steve Nash keep doing it?”(May 16), Toronto Star.


Rovell, Darren. 2010. “Is it Time to Abolish the NFL Combine?”(May 12). (SportsBiz with Darren Rovell)


Van Riper, Tom. 2010. “Is LeBron Really the Best?” (May 5)



Biderman, David. 2010. “Knicks Make Playoffs... If LeBron Had Played for Them” Wall Street Journal (April 30)


Dubner, Stephen. 2010. Bring Your Questions for the Sports Economists (April 15) &The Sports Economists Answer Your Questions (April 30)


Levin, Josh. 2010. “The Duke Fluke: Why are So Many Blue Devils Awesome in College and Awful in the Pros?” (April 2).


Biderman, David. 2010. “Does the Final Four Boost Your Draft Stock?” Wall Street Journal. (March 31)


Abbott, Henry. 2010. “The Robots are Coming, and They’re Cranky” (March 17)


NOTE: Since 2006, my work has been linked to and/or noted by Henry Abbott at ESPN’s TrueHoop over 200 times.


Biderman, David. 2010. “The Teams that Make the Nets Look Good.” Wall Street Journal (March 10)


Biderman, David. 2010. “Shooting Guards are Getting ‘Short’-Changed” Wall Street Journal (January 19)


2009 (9)


The New York Times.The 9th Annual Year in Ideas. 2009. “Black Quarterbacks are Underpaid” (discussion focuses on a paper I co-authored with Rob Simmons).  (December)


Biderman, David. 2009. “After Age 25, It’s All Downhill for NBA Players.” Wall Street Journal. (December 23)


Biderman, David. 2009. “In the NHL, More Dollars Equals More Wins.” Wall Street Journal (December 14)


Biderman, David. 2009. Few Starting Lineups Could Top These Celtics. Wall Street Journal. (November 6)


Craig, Mark. 2009. “Sitting pretty with the 49ers; Buried deep on the bench during his short stint with the Vikings, Shaun Hill is looking good as the starting quarterback for San Francisco.” Star Tribune – Minneapolis (September 18, 2009)


Rock, Brad. 2009. “Rock On” Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City), (September 15, 2009)


McDermott, Mike. 2009. “But do any of them have a better looking wife?” Providence Journal-Bulletin (Rhode Island), (September 2, 2009)


Albergotti, Reed. 2009. Cute Quarterbacks? There’s a Stat for That, Too” Wall Street Journal. (August 28)


Biderman, David. 2009. “The NBA’s Most Misleading Number.” Wall Street Journal. (April 1)


2008 (14)


Grathoff, Peter. 2008. “Good-Looking Quarterbacks are Better Paid.” The Kansas City Star (December 14, 2008).


Gladwell, Malcolm. 2008. “Most Likely to Succeed: How do we hire when we can’t tell who’s right for the job?.” The New Yorker (December)


McCarthy, Ryan. 2008. “Change You Can't Believe In: Why hiring a new coach won't solve your favorite NBA team's problems. (Unless the old coach was Isiah Thomas.) (November 18):


Flannery, Paul. 2008. “Kevin Garnett, By the Numbers.” Boston Magazine (November).

Neel, Eric. 2008. How Do You Know…This Game Isn’t Rocket Science?” ESPN the Magazine (November 3).


Torre, Pablo. 2008. “The Changing Face of the Sports Fan.”  (October 8).


Nohlgren, Stephen and Aaron Sharockman. 2008. “Do New Parks Bring Wins?” St. Petersburg Times. (September 12).


Turbow, Jason. 2008. “Settling the Score.” Popular Science.(August).


Skolnick, Ethan J.  2008. “Has NBA achieved fairness with lottery? Even math academics struggle over draft's rules to prevent tanking.” Posted at (May 20).


Curtis, Bryan. 2008. “The Point Guard: All-Star Chris Paul is the most electric NBA player you haven't heard of. He's also a mean bowler.” Men’s Vogue. (April).


Beale, E. James. 2008. “Better Experts Needed: How the Sixers turned it around… sort of.” The Philadelphia City Paper.(April 16)


Coplon, Jeff. 2008. “Absolutely, Positively the Worst Team in the History of Professional Sports: A eulogy for Isiah Thomas's New York Knickerbockers.” New York Magazine (April 6).


Lee, Edmund. 2008. “The Thomas Tax.” Conde Nast (April 4)


Aldridge, David. 2008. “Big factors in Sixers’ big turnaround.” The Philadelphia Inquirer. (March 26).


Hackett, Thomas. 2008. “Playing Through” The Austin Chronicles. (January 25).



2007 (5)


Poling, Travis E. 2007. “Spurs win is good business.” San Antonio Express-News. (June 23).


Schwarz, Alan. 2007. “Study of N.B.A. Sees Racial Bias in Calling Fouls.” The New York Times.(May 2).


Emmons, Mark. 2007. “NBA gets warm & fuzzy with math.” San Jose Mercury News. February 20.


Johnson, Greg. 2007. “Coaches’ Pay Puts Colleges to the Test.” LA Times. January 16.


Johnson, Greg. 2007. “Seriously, Money Isn’t Everything: Having a Big Payroll is Only Factor Among the Many that Enable a Team to Reach the Post-season.” LA Times. October 4.


2006 (14)


Helgeson, Brad. 2006. “Who Really Wins.” The Tampa Tribune. December 17,


Walker, Don. 2006. “Revenue Sharing Proposed; Kohl Joins Group of Eight Owners Pushing for Plan.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. November 21


Dorsey, Patrick. 2006. “Determining the Worth of an Athlete Involves Many Factors.” South Florida Sun-Sentinel. October 8.


Tucker, Reed. 2006. “Who’s in the Money – Which Stars are Hollywood’s Best Earners? Not the Ones You’d Think” The New York Post (October 8).


Bowen, Michael. 2006. “Book Review.” The Pacific Northwest Inlander On-Line. August 16.



Syken, Bill. 2006. “Number Crunchers.” Sports Illustrated. July 31.


Kirchoff, Sue. 2006. “Batter up! Sports economics hits field.” USA Today. July 27.


Friedman, Dick. 2006. “Book Review: The Wages of Wins - Adam Smith, meet Joe Smith.” [].



Kehe, Andy.  2006. “Economics class was never quite like this.” Bakersfield Californian.June 22



Nocera, Joe. 2006. “Sportonomics Beguiles 3 Economists” The New York Times. June 24



Hutton, Ted. 2006. “Wade has Winning Number.”South Florida Sun-Sentinel. June 10.


Kelly, Jason. 2006. “Let Math Settle Debate.” South Bend Tribune. June 4.


Fairbank, Katie. 2006. “NBA Playoffs: Cash and Cachet.” Dallas Morning News. May 30.

Gladwell, Malcolm. 2006. “Game Theory: When it comes to athletic prowess, don't believe your eyes.” The New Yorker (May 29): 86-87.




Television Interviews

March 30, 2007                                   Bloomberg on the Economy                             - NCAA Final Four

                                                                hosted by Kathleen Hays.                                 and The Wages of Wins

March 28, 2007                                   FOX News Bakersfield                                       - NASCAR Impact

February 2, 2007                                 Bloomberg on the Economy                             - Super Bowl and the

                                                                hosted by Kathleen Hays.                                 and The Wages of Wins

July 31, 2006                                        CNBC with Darren Rovell                                 - NFL Commissioner


June 19, 2006                                       KGET-TV (Bakersfield)                                     - Wages of Wins

                                                                Morning and Evening News



Radio Interviews


·         I have been a guest on Bloomberg Radio with Kathleen Hays multiple times

·         With the release of Stumbling in Wins in March of 2010, I was a guest on numerous radio programs around the country.


These are interviews before the release of Stumbling on Wins.  Topic is listed to the right.  There have been numerous radio interviews since 2009 (but I stopped keeping track).


October 26, 2009                                 Bloomberg Radio                                                                                - World Series

                                                                with Kathleen Hays


October 5, 2009                                   Hang Up and Listen, the Early Winter                   - Competitive balance

                                                                Classic Edition (Slate Magazine in the NBApodcast)

                                                                (hosted by Stefan Fatsis and Drew Magary)


August 21, 2008                                  Where Wall Street Meets Main Street                   - Wages of Wins

                                                                (hosted by Jake Warkenthien)


July 8, 2008                                          Valley Public Radio (Fresno)                                - Economic Value

                                                                Quality of Life with                                                          of Sports

                                                                Terry Phillips


March 31, 2007                                   NPR Weekend Edition                                           - Losing to Win in NBA




January 17, 2007                                Midmorning Show                                                  - NCAA coaches

                                                                (hosted by Keri Miller)

                                                                Minnesota Public Radio


August 22, 2006                                  Entrepreneur Magazine Radio Law                   - Wages of Wins

                                                                and Money Show with Garrett Sutton



August 7, 2006                                     ESPN Radio in Missouri                                     - Wages of Wins

                                                                ESPN-1580 KTGR

                                                                with Kyle Elfrink


June 13, 2006                                       Central Valley Business Times                         - Wages of Wins


June 12, 2006                                       Dom Giordano Show                                          - Wages of Wins

                                                                WPHT in Philadelphia


June 2, 2006                                         The Morning Show with                                     - Wages of Wins

                                                                Angelo Cataldi and Al Morganti

                                                                on Sports Radio 610 WIP

                                                                in Philadelphia


May 30, 2006                                      Dakota Digest of South Dakota                       - Wages of Wins

                                                                Public Broadcasting

                                                                (Stacey Brook Interviewed)


May 25, 2006                                      Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz                   - Wages of Wins

                                                                Sports Talk 790AM in South Florida