I apologize for my alma mater. Only one of them.
While I received my MBA from the University of Minnesota, I got my bachelor's degree from Cornell University.
I often cite Minnesota in this column because I often write about football and basketball issues, sports in which the Gophers are (arguably) competitive.
I rarely mention Cornell because it excels in sports such as fencing, crew and squash, sports that have a less robust following in these parts. (And, no, I never fenced, crewed nor squashed.)