Friday, November 10, 2006

White football players at Georgia and Georgia Tech were much more likely to earn their degrees than their black teammates

Associated Press:

White football players at Georgia and Georgia Tech were much more likely to earn their degrees than their black teammates, according to an NCAA graduation report released Thursday.

The study shows that 72 percent of the white players who signed with Georgia between 1996-99 earned their diploma within six years, compared with just 24 percent of their black counterparts.

There was a similar disparity at Georgia Tech, where white football players had a 72 percent graduation success rate. Blacks were at 41 percent.

Black players at the 65 schools selected for the NCAA men's basketball tournament field continue to lag behind white players in graduation rates

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