Noteworthy trends with African-American athletes in the NCAA tournament

There are few sporting events that create the sense of anticipation and excitement that March Madness does. It is easy to forget that the players on the road to the Final Four are still, in fact, college students. Once the tournament is over these student-athletes are often forgotten, leading civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson to note that, “one of our primary concerns regarding the NCAA basketball tournament has been a history of what we have called ‘March Madness and May Sadness’ — athletes who are celebrated for their dunks but fail to qualify for their diplomas.”

Tuesday, the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida released its annual “Keeping Score When It Counts: Academic Progress/Graduation Success Rate Study of 2018 NCAA Division…

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