Originally Posted by Saul Good
You do understand that money generated by the athletic department has nothing to do with the school's endowments, right? You're not very bright, but you're smart enough to have figured this out.
However a large endowment is essential to winning championships at major college universities. Facilities, recruiting, advertising, etc... all go into winning.
This is why schools like UNC, Duke and Syracuse win. This is why they are more valuable on television then a school like Clemson.
If Harvard wanted to compete at a big time level in sports they would. They just have no interest. They are an academic institution first.