Report Assesses the Academic Records of Bowl-Bound College Football Teams

While the Graduation Success Rate for football student-athletes in the 78 Football Bowl Subdivision schools continues to rise, the gap between African-American and White student-athletes persists.

While the academic picture for football student-athletes at the 78 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) institutions is generally positive, there are still issues of concern that require thoughtful attention. On Monday, The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) released the report “Keeping Score When It Counts: Assessing the Academic Records of the 2018-19 Bowl-Bound College Football Teams.”

Utilizing statistics from the NCAA, the report shows the overall Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of football student-athletes at FBS schools rose from 77 percent in 2017 to 79…

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