- Sep 14, 2013
Windfall for whom though?I think the University of Nebraska is in the business of educating students, believe it or not I think most in the state believe that comes before football. The BIG has been a windfall from an academic standpoint.
I have nothing against academics, but you must understand that Husker Football used to be tied to the identity of this state, so you might see why it’s also a big deal.
I would have no problem separating athletics out from underneath Universities either, one should not preclude the success of the other.
But I would remind everyone that it was not academics that got the university invited to the conference, it was a history of excellence in football that provided the academic opportunity that some now hold so dear.