That can't be true. I'm not disputing that admissions/donations are up. I'm saying being successful in football nets the entire Institute $$$. I'll never believe that doesn't trickle down to the academic app/donation stratosphere somehow.
I have to agree with this. Take UGA for instance. I can name a butt load of folks who attend the school just because they love the football team and the success they have had on the field since Richt has been there. It might not be a direct affect as dressedcheeseside suggested but it is at least an indirect affect. Football success is a driving force for a lot of revenue. I.E. Alabama, Texas, Michigan... etc.