Tim DeSchriver

Associate Professor of Sport Management

Department: Business Administration
Campus Address: 004E Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-2737


Tim DeSchriver is an Associate Professor in the Department of Business Administration at the University of Delaware. He holds an Ed. D. from the University of Northern Colorado, along with an M.A. from Penn State University and a B.A. from Villanova University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport Management. Dr. DeSchriver’s research interests are in the fields of sport finance, economics and marketing; specifically in the areas of professional sport and collegiate athletics. He has published articles in the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Marketing Quarterly, Eastern Economic Journal, International Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, and the International Sports Journal.  He has also been cited by articles in publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Hartford Courant. Dr. DeSchriver is the co-author of a textbook entitled Sport Finance, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd editions; and also co-wrote chapters in Contemporary Sport Management, 2nd and 3rd editions, and Principles and Practices of Sport Management, 2nd edition.  Dr. DeSchriver is also a member of the editorial boards for the Sport Marketing Quarterly, International Journal of Sport Finance, and Journal of Sport Management. Dr. DeSchriver has also made numerous presentations at the North American Society for Sport Management and Sport Marketing Association annual conferences. He has also traveled to the nations of Turkey and South Korea as an invited international speaker. Additionally, he has been involved in marketing research projects with organizations such as Ripken Baseball Incorporated, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Anschutz Entertainment Group, and the National Steeplechase Association. Prior to joining the Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences at the University of Delaware in the Fall of 2004, Professor DeSchriver was on the faculty at the University of Massachusetts from 1998 to 2004. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2006. 

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  • B.A., Villanova University, 1990.
  • M.A., Penn State University, 1993.
  • Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado, 1996.
  • Curriculum Vitae


Shapiro, S., DeSchriver, T.D., & Rascher, D. (2012) Factors affecting the

                        price of luxury suites in major North American sport facilities. Journal of Sport

                        Management. 26(3), 249-257.

Rascher, D.A., & DeSchriver, T.D. (2012). Smooth operators: Recent collective bargaining

                        in Major League Baseball. International Journal of Sport Finance. 7(2), 176-206.

DeSchriver, T.D. (2007). Much adieu about Freddy: The relationship between MLS

                        spectator attendance and the arrival of Freddy Adu. Journal of Sport Management,

                        21(3) 438-451.

McEvoy, C. D., Nagel, M. S., DeSchriver, T. D., & Brown, M. T. (2005). Facility age and

                        attendance in Major League Baseball: Examining the honeymoon effect. Sport

                        Management Review, 8(1) 19-41.

DeSchriver, T. D., & Howard D. (2005) Sport facility funding and asset-backed

                        securitization. International Journal of Sport Management, 6(4), 324-342.

DeSchriver, T. D. & Robinson, M. J. (2003). Consumer differences across large and small

                        market teams in the National Professional Soccer League. Sport Marketing

                        Quarterly, 12(2), 80-87.

DeSchriver, T. D. & Jensen, P. E. (2003). What’s in a name?: Factors affecting naming rights

                        prices for major North American sports facilities. Eastern Economic Journal, 29(3),


DeSchriver, T. D & Jensen, P.E. (2002). Determinants of spectator attendance at NCAA

                        Division II football contests. Journal of Sport Management, 16(4), 311-330.

Rivers, D. & DeSchriver, T. D. (2002). Star players, payroll distribution and Major League

                        Baseball attendance. Sport Marketing Quarterly, 11(2), 164-173.

DeSchriver, T.D. (1999). Factors affecting spectator attendance at NCAA Division II football

                        contests. International Sports Journal, 3(2), 55-65.

DeSchriver, T.D. & Stotlar, D.K. (1996). An economic analysis of cartel behavior within the

                        NCAA. Journal of Sport Management, 10(4), 388-400.

DeSchriver, T. D. (2009). Recession emerges as formidable foe for college sports: Athletic

                        departments make winning decisions and lose out in the downturn. Phi Kappa Phi

                        Forum, Fall. 14-17. 

Awards & Honors


University of Northern Colorado (1994-1995)

  • Colorado State Graduate Fellowship

University of Delaware

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Program Excellence in Teaching Award, nominated in 2006 & 2008.



University of Delaware

  • University of Delaware Center for Teaching and Learning. (2013). Grant to expand use of Student Presentation Electronic Portfolios in Undergraduate Sport Management Curriculum. Primary investigator with Gerald Oravitz. $6,000.
  • University of Delaware Center for Educational Effectiveness. (2009-11). Grant to develop E-portfolios for Sport Management program. Co-primary investigator with Matthew Robinson, $16,500.
  • University of Delaware Center for Educational Effectiveness. (2009-10). Grant to develop capstone internship course for Sport Management program. Co-primary investigator with Nathaniel Measley, $8,000.
  • Unites States of America, Department of State Grant. (2005). Grant to develop sport managers and basketball coaches in the nation of Senegal. $135,000.   Primary Investigator – Matthew Robinson.
  • University of Delaware Global Citizenship Faculty Fellows Program. (2005). University grant to be used for travel expenses to the nations of Turkey and South Korea to conduct research on international sport management for classroom use. $1,000.
  • Internal Grant from UD Resident Student Organization for management of 3rd Annual Hens Hardwood Classic 3 on 3 basketball tournament. Grant given to Future Sport Managers Association. $950.
  • Internal Grant from UD Resident Student Organization for management of 4th Annual Hens Hardwood Classic 3 on 3 basketball tournament. Grant given to Future Sport Managers Association, $950. 

University of Massachusetts

  • Anschutz Entertainment Group/Major League Soccer. (2002). Co-researcher for patron analysis study on Major League Soccer attendees. $36,000.
  • National Steeplechase Association. (2000). Co-researcher for patron analysis study on National Steeplechase Association event attendees.  $19,000.
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association. (2000-2001). Co-researcher for patron analysis research at NCAA Championship events. $30,000. 


BUAD 210 – Foundations of Sport Management

BUAD 314 – Financial Aspects of Sport

BUAD 417 – Sport Marketing

BUAD 464 – Sport Management Capston Internship

BUAD 616 – Sport Marketing

BUAD 634 – Financial Aspects of Sport

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