The Chronicle of Higher Education: Big 10 university presidents under the microscope because of…football

There is one quote in this story that tells you all you need to know about the pressures university leaders are under with a major football program on their campus.

“You’re not going to get fired if the English Department doesn’t produce another book this year,” says Harvey S. Perlman, a law professor and former chancellor at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, a member of the Big Ten conference. “But you are going to get fired if you don’t have a winning football team.”

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