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Grad rates high for bowl teams

Updated: December 3, 2012, 5:21 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A study of the 70 schools selected for college football bowl games this season showed football teams maintained high recent academic progress, but the gap between African-American and white players persists.

The annual report released Monday by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport showed overall Graduation Success Rate improvement from 68 to 69 percent for football players at the bowl-bound schools.

Also, 97 percent of schools received a score higher than ...

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