Originally Posted by Unassisted
I'm just saying that she's not a complete train wreck when it comes to athletics or even men's basketball. Buckeye fans shouldn't lose any sleep if she moves to Columbus.
She is an academic that simply doesn't understand that athletics (notably: Men's Basketball and Football) are the tail that wags the dog at most major universities. Like the President of my own alma mater, she's too wrapped up in this idealistic vision of "student athletes" and dedication to "academics first" that sounds really swell on paper but results in doormat programs that get obliterated by the guys who aren't so enamored with those ideas as they are kids with natural physical ability.
Nancy Zimpher represents the worst of acadamia: elitist and out of touch with reality -- caught up in her own quest to further carve a niche for her and her ilk that is seperate from the rest of the population. The mission of a public university is to provide educational opportunity to citizens of the state -- not just those select few who raise the school's profile with high test scores and top grades coming out of school.