Ben's Sports Take: Georgia Tech still an academic institution

Just take a look at these test scores!


In a world where collegiate athletics have become the measuring stick by which a majority of universities judge their overall worth, it's always refreshing to see a school that still knows what it means to be an institution of higher learning.

With football and basketball coaches making five times as much money as university presidents and alumni donations being used to build new practice facilities instead of new classrooms, it's getting harder and harder to decipher which schools still employ faculties and which ones are simply NFL and NBA waiting rooms.

Schools like Georgia Tech however, are bucking this trend and doing its part to remind us all that college is a place where young minds are molded in the classroom—not on the playing field.

If this wasn't the case at the Georgia Institute of Technology, how else could you rationalize the continued employment of the school's head basketball coach Paul Hewitt?