Sunday, July 15, 2007
University Athletics Explained|
"Athletics is the rallying point for any university. ...It's how we keep people involved. You're in the newspaper every week. You're on TV every week. You're marketing your city. You're marketing your university. Whatever you're selling, whether it's the polymer, biology or business school, students go where there's a big-time athletic program. That's why Ohio State has 60,000 and Harvard has 5,000. A lot of our very smart students get attracted because they see or read about your school."
Gene Carlisle, University of Southern Mississippi athletics donor.