Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Do athletics affect academics positively or negatively? 

Stephen Karlsson and John Palmer say nay. The local paper has been critical lately of the University of Minnesota's spending on new coaches. But there is some evideicne out there if you want to look at it. A few sources:
Now one can be dissuaded from the evidence if one chooses -- there are other studies that will dispute the claims -- but we need more care than to say no evidence exists. Here's an older post from Phil Miller with more. (Can't seem to get this on his newer site.)