Shirts, caps and crystal footballs help more than sports

SomeOne writes \”Medical and engineering students at Ohio State University have football players to thank for keeping up their subscriptions to journals such as Metallurgy, Cell and Brain Research.

A portion of the university\’s royalties from sales of licensed merchandise such as hats, sweat shirts and a planned crystal football go to the university libraries,
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They say we split about $250,000 in royalties are split yearly among the main, medical and law collections. It\’s a small part of their $13 million acquisitions budget, but helps guard against the 6 percent to 10 percent yearly increases in subscription costs.