A couple of years ago Frank Deford of Sport Illustrated reflected upon whether the Duke University rape scandal would actually help increase interest in the sport. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5363527
Two years later, he highlights again that sport's growing popularity. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/frank_deford/05/21/lacrosse/
Note the comparisons to soccer and the impact Title IX is having on the growing numbers of collegiate women's teams. As I've pointed out there are some fallacies with trying to follow the path to success other sports have taken in the USA. http://teamhandballnews.com/news64.html But rest assured if this somewhat elitist prep school sport can grow exponentially, there's hope for handball yet. Who knows maybe Frank Deford's next whimsical piece two years from now will be about handball.