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Gold Helmet
03-08-2007, 08:51 PM
If you're a black football player and attend Michigan, USC, LSU, Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee or Ohio State, you stand a 50% chance or less of ever getting a degree. tOSU is rated number one on the football field, but last in racial graduation. tOSU has the biggest racial discrepancy between white and black player of any bowl team in the country. Here are the stats from the Boston Globe (http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/12/06/college_footballs_winners_and_losers/?p1=MEWell_Pos2).

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The Boston Globe also reranked teams based on graduation rates:


Top 25 Graduation Rates

1. Navy 98
2. Boston College 96
3. Notre Dame 95
4. Wake Forest 93
5. Nebraska 88

6. Florida 80
7. Penn State 80
8. Texas Christian 78
9. Virginia Tech 74
10. Michigan 71

11. South Florida 66
12. Boise State 65
13. Maryland 64
14. South Carolina 64
15. Auburn 63

16. Texas A&M 63
17. West Virginia 63
18. Wisconsin 62
19. Oregon State 60
20. UCLA 59

21. Rutgers 58
22. Tennessee 58
23. Arkansas 55
24. Georgia Tech 55
25. OSU and USC 55


Barely passing graduation rates in the AP rankings: Brigham Young 53, Louisville 53, Oklahoma 52, Houston 51.
Teams that should be dropped from bowls on overall graduation success rates: Hawaii 49, LSU 49, California 44, Georgia 41, Texas 40.Notre Dame Football, Charlie Weis, Sugar Bowl


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