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09-24-2011, 05:37 PM
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Fugu and Kevfu:
Here are a couple of interesting studies relating to your debate.

I am not sure how much weight to put on the first one given that this is an undergraduate paper, though clearly if you are a "select student at Wharton" you
have a reasonable chance of being quite bright.

http://repository.upenn.edu/cgi/view...pplications%22

I included it here because one interesting finding is that for Division III schools athletic success in the big money sports appears to have a negative impact on both numbers and quality of appplicants. In particular, success in basketball seems to have been significant.

For Football in Division I success seems to be nuetral with respect to matriculation.

Here is a more standard publication on the subject.

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.c...act_id=1275853

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