Originally Posted By: bluemagic
I don't think most of the Ivy's or top tier schools have lazy rivers. I know Harvard, Stanford, etc do not.

Berkeley is #29 on that "best college pools" list.

Originally Posted By: bluemagic
What about football teams. Football teams have little to do with academia. Cost huge amounts of money, lavish new stadiums are being build that often displace other athletics. Huge amounts of money is made on College Football that don't help the students. I'm not sure how students can study who are on the teams. Is going to a football game relaxing, stress reducing? Not sure I see what the advantage is for universities, professors and students.


I can't find the convo at the moment, but there was one years back in which we evaluated information that showed athletic departments as a whole are a money sink for all but about seven NCAA Division I schools.