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Something the Admin needs to read

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by skibum, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. skibum

    skibum Peed in your Cheerios. Club Member

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    Someone should shell out the $5 and send a copy to every single administrator and regent:
    http://nber.org/papers/w18196

    Peer-reviewed paper that finds that a winning football team:
    -reduces acceptance rates*
    -increases donations
    -increases applications
    -increases academic reputation
    -increases in-state enrollment
    -increases incoming student SAT scores

    *initially counter-intuitive, but this is a good thing, it happens due to a combination of more applications & better qualified applicants.

    If a team wins 5 more games during a season:

    "This school may expect alumni athletic donations to increase by $682,000 (28%), applications to increase by 677 (5%), the acceptance rate to drop by 1.5 percentage points (2%), in-state enrollment to increase by 76 students (3%), and incoming 25th percentile SAT scores to increase by 9 points (1%)."

    Here's the full paper abstract for the real geeks:
     
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  2. aeroxx

    aeroxx New Member

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    This claim that the NBER produced peer reviewed research is a slight understatement. This is like saying the 85 Bears played football. The NBER is the platinum standard for economic research. They are a primary source of information for policy makers in the government.

    These kind of facts could very well change the minds of the Regents, assuming they are rational.... Having never met them, I don't know whether they are ideologues or not.

    Great Find.

    I would also be interested in any research that examines the living conditions of the average D1 football player. There is a lot of misinformation out there that they are driving around in fancy cars, when I bet most of them are relying on university meal plans. I get in debates with anti football people and would like more than my own anecdotal evidence.
     
  3. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    You think the numbnut admin. doesn't already know this? They do...despite that knowledge, they would rather pursue a top notch Aramaic studies professor. My guess is they were always the last ones picked for the dodgeball game in grade school, and never got over it.
     
  4. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    The admin at CU is scared of what a powerful AD would do. They're worried about becoming another Penn St. I've heard this from more than one source.
     
  5. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    gmafb
     
  6. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Benson has even said he agrees that a strong athletic program is good for the university.
     
  7. manhattanbuf

    manhattanbuf Well-Known Member

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    This isn't like a pro-tobacco study done to show the "health benefits of smoking" either. Homie went to Swarthmore and then MIT -- not exactly juggernauts for athletics. Fascinating paper -- worth the $5.00 for sure.
     
  8. 13Buff

    13Buff Club Member Club Member

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    They SAY a lot. Time for action!
     
  9. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    Seriously? Some people need to join the planet earth. Are they afraid a new regime will lead to the hiring of a pedophile?
     
  10. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    anytime you have great exposure it will bring revenue, look at the Kardashians
     
  11. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Our applications had a huge rise after we beat Oklahoma. I believe that is still the record for most apps on a non-deadline weekend.
     
  12. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    DiStephano should make a sex tape with Ray-Jay.
     
  13. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    :lol:

    How did the tourney run impact applications?
     
  14. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    I don't sit in on those meetings anymore with my new position. I'm sure there was a bump but that Oklahoma win was huge.
     
  15. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    If this is true, we should be focusing on dumping the admins. rather than bitching about the poor play of the team.....If there isn't solid support to put a winner on the field from the decision makers, it is very hard for the average fan to do much except show up and say "here's my wallet, take what you want". Given the product, I am no longer willing to do that.
     
  16. RalphieSpeaks

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    You can become good at football and have a powerful AD without covering up child rape. The two are not related....that is just dumb.
     
  17. buffalo30

    buffalo30 Active Member

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    They weren't the last ones picked, they were never picked. And for good reason.
    I suspect the pipsqueak chancellor is the primary problem. He was responsible for the 5th year.
     
  18. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I'm dead serious. They see what happened at Penn State and are worried that if allowed too much power, the athletic dept here will be allowed to do something similar. Not specifically hide a pedophile, but do something that would taint the entire university. It's all about the image of the university, and they would rather have a piss poor football team than take the chance that they could end up on an episode of "60 Minutes". Pathetic, but I've heard it from more than one source and I believe it to be the absolute truth.
     
  19. buffalo30

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    The sad thing is I wouldn't be surprised.
     
  20. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    So we have a bunch of pC wussies running the show, and not a real man among them willing to strive for excellence...great.
     
  21. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    This is, I believe, an accurate assessment of our current situation. Not only that, but there's no way a "real man" would be allowed into the mix here. We're fooked. And it's not getting better anytime soon. I sent an e-mail to the two guys running for at-large Regent asking about their view of the role of athletics. One guy didn't bother to respond, the other guy wrote a 3 paragraph diatribe that said nothing at all - basically "a good athletic department is a great thing, but not at the expense of the rest of the school".
     
  22. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Everybody in the stadium ought to boo the **** out of Dr. Phil and BB every chance they get then. PSA with Dr. Phil, boo. See his scrawny little mug at the game, boo. See BB at the recruiting luncheon, boo. Peer pressure is all we got apparently. I amnot saying yell at them or hurt them in any way, do not misunderstand, but boos are universally understood...even by those ivory tower types. OK, BB isn't ivory tower, but you know what I mean.
     
  23. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    It seems as though Stanford and Michigan have been rather successful and managed to maintain relatively high academic standards while avoiding Penn State type of abuse. This is a massive cop out by a bunch of mealy mouthed weasels.
     
  24. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Or Wisconsin, Washington, Texas to name a few
     
  25. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    OK, I'm not disagreeing with any of you, so please don't take this the wrong way, but Penn State was the model of a school that supposedly balanced high academic standards and athletics at the same time, too. There's no telling what kind of sh!t is going on at Stanford, Wisconsin, Michigan, Texas, etc. There probably isn't anything going on, but there *could* be, and that's what worries these folks. I'm disgusted by the attitude, but I have heard this more than once from people who are in the mix.
     
  26. CenturyBuff

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    My issue with the leadership (not that it is the best word to use) at CU is the same issue common to most public/gov't "leaders" in Colorado:

    They historically and consistently pander to whichever group is the most vocal. And whenever differing sides of an issue are being vocal, their main goal is simply to appease the groups, without making any significant long term commitments.

    They consistently will cave into:

    -Internal politics (academia & keeping HaLk around an extra year, for example)
    -External politics (RMS in Denver & the "scandal", for example)
    -Media pressure & public perception (the "scandal", for example)

    Their comments will always revolve around "doing what's best for the university," however when they say that, what they really mean is, "1) doing what best for me to keep my position/control/power; and 2) doing what will keep the most amount of heat away from me."
     
  27. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Interesting. My CU student email allowed me to get it for free. Reading through it now.
     

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