Doug Morris Posted January 14 Report Share Posted January 14 A while back I heard someone on NPR say that when the land grant colleges were established, they were established with more spaces than they could fill with an appeal based on academics, so they had to find another appeal to fill the spaces. They chose an appeal based on athletics. This started the close association of U.S. higher education with athletics, which looks strange in other countries. I just did a quick search on Wikipedia to see if I could find anything to back this up, and didn't find anything. Can anyone shed light on this? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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