If you build it, fans will come

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Over recent years Ohio University has seen a rise in applications and enrollment. At the same time, over the past six years, OU athletics has┬áseen a rise in television coverage due to the reoccurring success in the post season for Bobcat athletics. The rise primarily comes from more football and men’s basketball games being aired on the ESPN family of networks.

Scroll over the points on the graphs to see how the numbers at OU have grown.

Does the correlation between the rise of both television air time and applicant and enrolled students accurately represent that some college students choose their university based on seeing the school’s athletic teams on television first? To give your input use the hashtag #CCSportsCost.

Information gathered from the Ohio University athletic department annual report.

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