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I don't see those three as either

When was the last time any of those schools were competing for a National title? ND was the most recent, but has mostly been average. I also don't look at Texas and think what a sterling academic school. UCLA is not good at football, nor has UW been in 2 decades save for last year. USC was only good with Cheatin' Pete.

Of that second group of schools, OSU is the only one that is a true football power, and I have never heard mentioned as a sterling academic institution. The others are average to above average at football, and with the exception of GT are average to slightly above in academics.

My point is, even if they are great academic institutions they will only be known for one thing. Alabama could pump out 12 Rhodes Scholars and they would still be a football school. Duke could win the next 3 Football Playoffs they will still be a basketball school. Stanford could be 8 time Pac 12 Champs they would still be an academic school. Every university has to make a choice.

(In response to this post by SilverII)

Posted: 06/28/2017 at 1:19PM


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OT: The actual value of athletic success -- BuffsIn2017 06/27/2017 10:25PM
  Re: OT: The actual value of athletic success -- Irish Buff 06/28/2017 10:32AM
  One school has figured it out... -- SamSpade 06/29/2017 12:01PM
  I hope for CU's sake -- SilverII 06/28/2017 11:25AM
  I don't think anybody looks at those schools like that -- bufffantheman 06/28/2017 12:09PM
  Powerhouses Michigan, Texas, Notre Dame -- SilverII 06/28/2017 12:54PM
  Let me put it this way -- bufffantheman 06/28/2017 2:08PM
  I don't see those three as either -- bufffantheman 06/28/2017 1:19PM
  The topic started on Creighton's 5M+ -- SilverII 06/28/2017 3:48PM

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