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FBS graduation rates rise to 69 percent

Updated: October 27, 2010, 4:47 PM ET
By Joe Schad | ESPN

The NCAA said Wednesday the graduation success rate for Football Bowl Subdivision players who entered college in 2003 rose to 69 percent, a three percent increase since the release of last year's report.

Overall, the NCAA says the graduation success rate is 79 percent for all athletes and 66 percent for men's basketball players.

In a conference call Wednesday, NCAA president Mark Emmert said the data helps eliminate the perception of the so-called "dumb jock."

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