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Alex Beam

UMass ready to tackle big boys?

By Alex Beam
Globe Columnist / June 11, 2007

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It's impossible to write about the love-hate relationship between academe and big-time football without invoking former University of Chicago president Robert Maynard Hutchins's famous line: "Football has the same relation to education as bullfighting has to agriculture." Hutchins eliminated UC's loss-plagued football program in 1939, ceding the oval "C" logo and the sobriquet "Monsters of the Midway" to the Chicago ... (Full article: 677 words)

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