pigskin, sheepskin and academic

Prof. R. Sussex r.sussex at MAILBOX.UQ.EDU.AU
Tue Jul 16 23:52:09 UTC 2002

Can someone please explain the use of "pigskin" and "sheepskin"
("cow's skin"?) in relation to scholarships and academia in the US?
Does "pigskin" refer to students on sports scholarships? There is a
reference at

Roly Sussex


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