Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Decision: The Presidential View: Bucknell's Thoughtful Study

Last Monday, the Patriot League presidents delivered a monumental decision to allow football scholarships.

Since that day, the pride and joy of Lewisburg, Bucknell men's basketball, rated No. 70 in the Real Time RPI rankings and home to the Sojka Psychos, has not won a single game.

Coincidence?

It might not seem that way to a multitude of folks who have assumed that the Bison - who, at times has seemed to be a school that values hoops over halfbacks - were against allowing football scholarships all the way through.

Reading the official statement from Bucknell president Dr. John C. Bravman, too, it looks like football scholarships are seen as much as a challenge to their athletics program than something to be embraced.
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