Originally Posted by jojo
Is there a big ten school whose football program suffers because of its admission standards outside of perhaps Northwestern?
Absolutely. After the Cooper fiasco, OSU tightened up its admission standards for football players. They've backed off multiple guys because while they may have qualified, the admissions department would not allowed them in. I'm sure the admission standards are still more lenient compared to the OSU student population as a whole, but they do decline kids who the NCAA has cleared. For a while, a lot of those kids ended up at Michigan State, which is the lowest rated academic school in the Big 10. Others ended up at UC.