Author Topic: 2012-2020: Future of SBU Football - Conference Affiliation, FBS Football, etc  (Read 17419 times)

ry1nik

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Re: 2012-2020: Future of Stony Brook Football
« on: February 06, 2012, 03:08:18 pm »
Good people can disagree on this issue, but I still contend that SBU can rise in the ranks of national publics without going BCS. William and Mary, UC San Diego, Davis, Santa Barbara, Irvine...all Top 20 publics by any number of measures without having BCS football (or even any football at all). Prez Stanley seems to think that the Simons gift will help propel SBU into the Top 20. I don't think BCS football is necessary for that. If you think it would be more fun to cheer on a BCS team, I can understand that (though it could be a hassle on game day). But it's hardly necessary for acheiving comparable academic status of the top publics. Athletics is one of few means to an end. The end is adding value to our degrees.