Study: Grad rates gap hits 32 percent

Updated: March 14, 2011, 6:02 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A study released Monday shows growing disparity between graduation rates for white and black players at schools in the men's NCAA basketball tournament.

An annual report by the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport found a 2 percent overall graduation rate increase to 66 percent for Division I players, but showed the rates for white players is increasing at a higher rate.

The gap has grown from 22 percent in 2009 to a current ...

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