NCAA: Athletes graduate at better rate

Updated: November 9, 2006, 6:18 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- NCAA president Myles Brand commended college athletes for their academic improvement Thursday but then criticized poor fact-checking by the media and government for failing to report the true story.

Brand said figures released by the NCAA on Thursday prove athletes often outperform their peers in the classroom and called any other notion a "myth."

The latest federal graduation rates show athletes are more likely than the general student body to earn a diploma and that ...

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