Good News, Bad News
Among all bowl-bound teams, Navy had the best overall football graduation rate, and Arizona had the worst, according to a report released Monday by The Institute for Diversity & Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida. The report found that African-American players on teams that will be playing in bowl games this year are still graduating at lower rates than their white teammates. And the grad rates among all football student-athletes at FBS schools, bowl-bound or not, show a widening gap between whites and African-Americans. However, the Institute, which is directed by Richard Lapchick, found that, overall, football players are graduating more often. Read more about the report here.