November 3, 2016

How Great an Academic School is the University of Alabama?

Today the New York Times ran a story about the growing popularity of the University of Alabama, not in the sports section, but in Education Life entitled How The University of Alabama became a national player. The thought behind the story is that excellent students from other states, even far […]
March 21, 2016

No Football, No Fraternities. Does That Make a Better College?

I had not given a thought to this until recently, but I’ve been a few schools that have neither a football team nor social fraternities with houses. Drew University, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Skidmore College, St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) have no […]
December 29, 2015

An Academic Look At the ‘Football Schools’ of 2015

I’m rare among college admissions advisors in that I am also a serious college football fan. Since politicians and pundits off pooh-pooh the idea that a “football school” can also be a serious academic institution.  I decided to take a quick look at the leading “football schools” in the U.S., […]
November 18, 2015

The Good That Comes from Major College Football

Among college counselors I would take it as a complement if I was considered to be the “pro football” counselor. That does not mean that I am a fan of the NFL, though I am. It means that I understand that college football brings considerable good to the life on […]
September 17, 2015

Rutgers and the Art of College Football Recruiting

This week I wanted to add a post about college football recruiting. I wanted to do it because my undergraduate alma mater, Rutgers University, has made the sports news pages for the wrong reasons. These incidents will be devastating for a college football program that had shown promise and gained […]
September 1, 2015

What if a College Does Not Play College Football?

I just finished reading a very interesting book about college football, Billion Dollar Ball, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gilbert Gaul. This book talks about the costs of college football to larger universities, especially to fans, students and their families. This book will help anyone who hates college football to make a […]