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Harvard's Diabolical Plan to Become a Jock School

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The explanation is economic: Several years ago, the Ivy League significantly altered its financial-aid structure. The Ivies didn’t start offering athletic scholarships. That wouldn’t have been consistent with their student-first images. Instead, they did something much more effective: They took hundreds of millions of dollars from their massive endowments and repurposed it toward need-based aid.

A Harvard (or Yale, or Princeton, etc.) education was suddenly a lot cheaper for the lower- or middle-income families. Student loans were essentially eliminated. Grants for middle-class families basically doubled. And families earning less than $60,000 would no longer be asked to contribute anything toward their child’s Ivy League degree.

Stanford football and Duke basketball have been great for recruiting all kinds of students.

Did you see why Harvard's victory over New Mexico was so improbable?

Now I do.  A M A Z I N G.

Well, they weren't as lucky with Arizona today.

But they did get much further than anyone expected.

Are you watching Oregon now? 

Yes an holy cow. They might just pull this off!

They are WAY better than a 12 seed!!

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