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Study: Graduation rates improve

Updated: March 12, 2012, 7:18 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The gap between graduation rates for white and African-American players at schools in the men's NCAA basketball tournament shrunk this year -- the first such decline since 2009 -- according to a study released Monday.

The annual report by the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) shows African-American players' graduation rates increased from 59 percent to 60 percent in 2012, while white players' dropped from 91 percent to 88 ...

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