By Jordan Weissmann:
Everything we think we know about college football’s impact on students’ grades, graduation rates, rankings, and school finances adds up to this: Football might be bad for some colleges…
DOES COLLEGE FOOTBALL MAKE SCHOOLS RICHER OR POORER?
Short answer: It enriches the powerhouses, but the larger story is mixed.
IS COLLEGE FOOTBALL GOOD FOR A SCHOOL’S REPUTATION?
Short answer: Winning teams could lead to more applications and higher college rankings.
IS COLLEGE FOOTBALL BAD FOR ACADEMICS?
Short answer: Winning teams appear to be bad for grades, but good for graduation rates.