Everybody Likes a Winner: The Very Real Effects of a National Championship
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Congratulations, Villanova Wildcats! You just won a national championship and subsequently increased the number of applications you will receive for the foreseeable future. Originally an unintended consequence of athletic success, winning a national championship and a spike in applications is now deemed a causal relationship rather than one of mere coincidence.
Research originally conducted by Douglass Chung on the affectionately dubbed Flutie Effect (from the 1986 Hail Mary pass thrown by Doug Flutie for Boston College against a formidable and what was thought to be unbeatable Miami team) has concluded that applications can soar following the securing of college’s highest athletic honor- earning a national championship – by some 18%.
May 04, 2016