Check out this comment on Linda Fandel's Des Moines Register blog today:

"Ames' Kellogg says she will play basketball at Minnesota"
"Charles City's Buss says he will play basketball at UNI"

These are two headlines from the DMR [Des Moines Register] today.

Where will Des Moines North Valedictorian attend school? Where are the National Merit Scholars going. Who else got scholarships to attend college... non-sports' scholarships?

Cut the arts??? Maybe a hundred people will be at the school board meeting to complain. Cut the football program... you will have a community-wide revolt.

You want world-class schools on a limited budget... not till the people value it more than sports.

So true, so true...