Hendrix football — no match for real thing | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hendrix football — no match for real thing

Posted By on Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 6:42 AM

John Brummett reviews Hendrix College president Tim Cloyd's case for adding non-scholarship football as an enrollment builder. He doesn't scoff, but says it's unlikely to draw him to a sideline lawn chair in Conway over staying in his recliner for high-def D-I football on his big screen at home. He comments in the interest of provocation:

It is a basic truth, one of inverse proportionality: The less progressive and enlightened a place, the higher the salary of the university football coach and the better the team.

I wrote on the earlier Hendrix footbal thread that, for better or worse, I'm an illustration of Cloyd's point. I chose a small liberal arts college over an academic scholarship to LSU mostly because of the opportunity to play Division III sports. I have plenty of regrets about my college years, but not the school choice.

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