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The Chase-and-Chase-and-JMac-and-Temple-And-TRuck Effect
Forbes: The Flutie Effect: How Athletic Success Boosts College Applications
Oddly, little academic research has been done on the subject. And even some BC administrators would rather credit educational excellence than a gridiron miracle for its popularity among high-school graduates.
Enter Chung, whose recent research paper, The Dynamic Advertising Effect of Collegiate Athletics, shows how on-field heroics can benefit schools by increasing both the quantity and the quality of students they can expect to attract.
His findings include:
- When a school rises from mediocre to great on the gridiron, applications increase by 18.7 percent.
- To attain similar effects, a school has to either lower tuition by 3.8 percent or increase the quality of its education by recruiting higher-quality faculty, who are paid 5 percent more than their average peers in the academic labor market.
- Students with lower-than-average SAT scores tended to have a stronger preference for schools known for athletic success, while students with higher SAT scores preferred institutions with greater academic quality. Also, students with lower academic prowess valued the success of intercollegiate athletics for longer periods of time than the high SAT achievers.
- Even students with high SAT scores are significantly affected by athletic success—one of the biggest surprises from the research, Chung says.
- Schools become more academically selective with athletic success.
The Trib (Dave Matter): Update on former Tigers on NFL rosters
As you can see, three veteran starters are heading into their contract year: Maclin, Hood and Justin Smith. Maclin is playing for a new coaching staff in Philadelphia and told me a few weeks ago he's eager to see what Chip Kelly has planned for the Eagles' offense. Hood has played well in stretches for the Steelers, and the team hasn't done much in free agency or the draft to address its defensive line this offseason. Smith turns 34 at the beginning of the season, and the 49ers have added free-agent lineman Glenn Dorsey and drafted Tank Carradine, who could be groomed to replace Smith along the D-line. But Smith means so much to the franchise, I'd expect Jim Harbaugh and GM Trent Baalke to keep their defensive leader around.
PowerMizzou: SEC Spring Rewind: Mizzou
Questions Mizzou received answers to this spring?
First of all, the Tigers found a number one wideout. Dorial Green-Beckham came out of high school with virtually unreachable expectations as a true freshman. While he had a decent season, DGB was nearly invisible in the first six games or so. Combined with an early season arrest that cost him a game, Green-Beckham finished fourth on the team in receptions and yards, though he did lead the Tigers in touchdown catches. This spring, he led the team in receiving yardage in all three scrimmages and looks ready to make the leap to go-to guy and fulfill some of those expectations everyone had a year ago.
Missouri also struggled with bad snaps throughout virtually all of last season. Both Mitch Morse and Brad McNulty played center and the Tiger quarterbacks found themselves scrambling for snaps quite often, which threw off the timing of the offense from the get go. Sophomore Evan Boehm--who started every game as a true freshman last year--moved to center this spring and looked good. He had one scrimmage in which he had a problem snapping the ball, but overall, they were on time and on target. Boehm is the best lineman and the best leader up front. His move to center should give the Tigers a three-year anchor for a unit that had more than its share of problems a season ago.
PowerMizzou: PMTV-HD: Armon Watts
Other Football Links
Team Speed Kills: Three Rules of College Football Playoff Selection
NCAA Vs. The World
SI.com (Stewart Mandel): Recruiting deregulation underscores deeper NCAA disconnect
Mizzou Basketball Links
PowerMizzou: Tiger targets at EYBL, Part 2
Hustle Belt: Ohio's Kadeem Green to transfer for a second time
Mizzou Diamond Sports Links
MUtigers.com: Redhawks Knock Off Mizzou, 9-7
The Missourian: Missouri lacks focus in loss to Southeast Missouri State
KBIA Sports: Mizzou is out hit by SEMO in a 9-7 loss
Next Up For Softball:
MUtigers.com: Mid-Week DH Trip to Western Illinois Next for No. 11 Mizzou
The Trib: Earleywine looking at big picture ahead of big series
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Softball Continues with No. 11 National Ranking
The Missourian: Missouri remains at No. 11 in national rankings
SimmonsField.com: HI NOTES: Former Tiger Talks Hitting, Future Tiger Demonstrates Hitting
Mizzou Network (YouTube): Rob Zastryzny Athlete Spotlight
Other Mizzou Links
Mizzou Track & Field
The Trib: Missouri hustles to get Walton Stadium ready for SEC meet
MUtigers.com: Brimmage Playing Professionally in Germany
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Standouts Jace Long, Hunter Kraus Earn All-SEC Honors
We Are Mizzou: Mizzou Cheerleading at Nationals in Daytona
Busted Racquet: Monica Seles was stabbed 20 years ago, forever affecting her and tennis alike
Tennis.com: 20 Years Later: Remembering Monica Seles' Stabbing