Something tells me that regardless of whether the Ducks win the Bowl Game or not, "Uncle Phil" will find some reason for further escalating the athletic "arms race" and pour more money into Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Nike to the detriment of the REAL reason for having a University: Educating our citizens.
Like it or not, The University of Nike has sold its soul to Phil Knight in exchange for all the buildings he has built and "gifted" to the University: the major renovation of Autzen Stadium, the Knight Library, The Knight Law School, The Jaqua Athletics Shrine, The Matthew Knight Arena, the luxurious locker facilities at the Moshofsky Centre, etc., etc., etc. With the sole exceptions of the Law School and the Main Library, everything that Knight puts his name to or his dollars behind is squarely aligned with the Intercollegiate Athletics Department.
HEY, PHIL! HOW ABOUT TOSSING A BUCK OR TWO TOWARD THE ACADEMIC SIDE OF THE UNIVERSITY? THOSE OF US WHO ARE NOT JOCKS OR OTHERWISE ATHLETICALLY INCLINED SURE WOULD APPRECIATE IT!!!
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