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Football = Male College Admits?

That's a strategy some colleges are using to attract men. Maryland's Stevenson College is the subject of a page 1 Post article today.

It works, in a way. Until you realize everyone's playing in a zero-sum game here.

I wrote about the same in 2008 while working on the USA Today editorial page and then wrote a blog about the larger trend.

The New York Times beat me to it by two years.

(Note to Post reporter: Stevenson has run short of males because of incarceration rates? 'I was going to 'jack that Beamer 'til I heard Stevenson was starting a football team. Guess I'll do that instead.' Or high school dropouts? I wonder how the president of Stevenson feels about that observation.)

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