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Subject: Re: Northwestern- An Alternative Model to the Ivy League

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Date Posted: 23:21:49 12/30/17 Sat
In reply to: Son of Eli 's message, "Re: Northwestern- An Alternative Model to the Ivy League" on 20:07:25 12/30/17 Sat

I agree that it is a question of balance. So, what kind of balance is demonstrated by the dementedly obscene financial arrangements, Penn State-type perversions, and other warping of priorities that result from an over-emphasis on this stuff. The spectrum has places like MIT and the NESCAC schools at one end, and the Penn States of the world at the other. The question is which end has more merit.

The fact that the Ivies are the only Div 1 conference to take this path doesn't prove that it's wrong. There are plenty of cases where the less popular course turns out to be the right one. More people watch schlock on TV and drive crappy cars. Doesn't make those choices the better ones.

Finally, we're mostly talking about only fball and bball. The
Ivies do fine enough at many of the other sports.

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