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Subject: Re: The Need For Football

The Mountain Lion
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Date Posted: 13:37:53 01/06/17 Fri
In reply to: M3 's message, "The Need For Football" on 06:58:56 01/06/17 Fri

Now that Andrew Cuomo was brainwashed by Bernie into destroying the value of a SUNY degree what happens next at SUNY Albany and Stony Brook? Making the state schools tuition free may make Andy and Bernie more popular with their left-wing Democratic supporters, but it certainly doesn't raise the prestige of the SUNY schools and how will they pay for any of their academic programs, before you even think about intercollegiate sports. Look what has happened to CCNY, Brooklyn College and the NYC schools over the years. The City schools have been in downward spiral for decades and their sports programs are almost non-existent. .

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[> Subject: Re: The Need For Football

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Date Posted: 16:23:29 01/06/17 Fri

Football is the "go to" marketing campaign for any university, especially when they figure the costs, benefits and uncertainty with building their brand through improved academic excellence. When even Harvard feels the need to market itself through basketball, you know that no university in the country is immune from this type of thinking: Sell the academic brand through sports.

The logic is "I could spend hundreds of millions on top-notch faculty and academic infrastructure to become 'The Harvard of Birmingham' or 'The Harvard of Western Massachusetts' and I'm STILL going to need to market myself through sports. Jeez, why not just start by marketing myself through a football or basketball team?'"

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