Universities: The Creation of Quality

At a state legislature budget hearing, University of Oklahoma President George L. Cross was once asked why he wanted so much more money for his school. Answered Cross: "We want to build a university of which the football team can be proud." He meant it as a joke, and the remark does seem inappropriate today: Oklahoma's football fortunes have been on the decline since the resignation of Coach Charles ("Bud") Wilkinson in 1964, while Cross has been steadily nudging his school toward standards of quality achieved by such state university giants as California, Wisconsin and Michigan.

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