Friday, June 22, 2007

Interesting two sentences 

Our initial findings are that athletic scholarships have a public good -- they provide geographic diversity, ethnic diversity, economic diversity. But whether they make more students come to our institutions is a question that will require a lot more study.
From an interview with Charles Ambrose, chair of the NCAA Division II Presidents Council, in answering a question on whether D3 programs could save money by offering athletic scholarships. The interview (for Chronicle of Higher Ed subscribers only) talks about the loss of membership in D2 due to "ticker envy". Phil Miller reports on how costly that envy can be to once-prosperous D2 programs who try to jump up.