JMU to FBS? Oct 21, 2021 17:41:56 GMT -5 via mobile
Post by longsuffering on Oct 21, 2021 17:41:56 GMT -5
God bless Villanova which over the years has established a fine reputation for its academics.
This is not a knock on the academics of these schools but more of a philosophical statement about the size, the importance, the role of athletics in the life of the school.
In addition, at which point do colleges reach diminishing returns in terms of costs and integrity of their academic standards?
No offense to anybody. My roommate was a highly recruited athlete and a superior student who is an attorney. Athletes are not a priori sub par students.I respect and honor any alum, non-athlete or athlete, who has a degree from our fine college. However, IM(not so)HO it is a question of emphasis.
Villanova, BC, Fordham, Loyola and Georgetown are the Jesuit Universities in the five major cities in the Boston-Washington Corridor. I would rank them 1) BC, 2) Villanova, 3) Georgetown, 4) Fordham and 5) Loyola in order of how well they have been able to integrate athletic success to enhance their University and local communities.
Georgetown has top BB but are neither fish nor fowl as a non-scholarship D-1 Football program. Villanova has top BB and competitive FCS FB. BC has top hockey and is in a top league for BB and FB. Fordham has poor BB and competitive FB in a lower league. Loyola has BB in a lower league.
HC is neither a University or located in a major league city, but has won a lower league in FB twice in a row and going for three with currently poor BB and hockey in lower leagues. How's that jive with your evaluation? HC has the most continuity with BB and FB in the same league for the longest stretch if that means anything, which is a small positive to me.