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Graduation/Academic Progress Rates for Bowl Teams

Postby ITSGR82B » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:43 pm

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.

Actual rates for all 70 schools can be found on page 5 of the report (see link below). UF fared well with aa Academic Progress Rate (APR) of 972. Although the Gators have a respectful 75% graduation rate for their African-American Football Student-Athletes, it falls short of the 88% graduation rate for UF's White Football Student-Athletes. For some schools the spread between the two are appalling, although for some it may have to do more with having a small number of African-Americans on their rosters to begin with so those who don't graduate have a big impact on the percentage.

I think these stats show that UF cares about ALL their student-athletes and are doing everything they can to support their continued matriculation through graduation! Another great reason for high school athletes to consider the University of Florida!

http://www.tidesport.org/Grad%20Rates/2012_FBS_Bowl_Study.pdf

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Re: Graduation/Academic Progress Rates for Bowl Teams

Postby WobbleGator » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:47 pm

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Re: Graduation/Academic Progress Rates for Bowl Teams

Postby MatthewM. » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:48 pm

The percentages do not surprise me.
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Re: Graduation/Academic Progress Rates for Bowl Teams

Postby Dugaboy » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:01 pm

FSU's black athlete rates are terrible; I suspect their white athlete figure to be suspect considering their recent past and their probation.
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Re: Graduation/Academic Progress Rates for Bowl Teams

Postby mtn2top » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:15 pm

Publishing college graduation rates is a good start to quantifying the problem. The high school sports associations should do the same thing along with average GPAs, as this is where the problem really begins.

Too often star athletes are provided an easy path through high school academics to keep them on the field. It's very difficult to make up loss ground in a college setting.
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Re: Graduation/Academic Progress Rates for Bowl Teams

Postby Zambo » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:29 pm

These stats don't mean jack squat. Plenty of these kids 'graduate' and they are literally dumber than dirt.
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Re: Graduation/Academic Progress Rates for Bowl Teams

Postby Ancient Reptile » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:11 pm

Wow! Thanks for the link. FSU is so embarrassingly bad that UF should be able to use the difference in recruiting. Not only is FSU low, the AA/Caucasian differential is stunning.
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Re: Graduation/Academic Progress Rates for Bowl Teams

Postby Double Gator Dad » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:35 pm

Maybe the NCAA can figure out a way to take some of the GPA from the better students and "redistribute" them to the lower performing students. This would be the "fair" thing to do so that everyone has his "fair share" of poor performance.

This is the new theme in America that needs to be applied to virtually everything we do.

Next up, how do we redistribute 40 times so everyone can be pretty fast.
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Re: Graduation/Academic Progress Rates for Bowl Teams

Postby vbgator » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:57 pm

Did anyone notice South Carolina's score: APR 975, Overall Football 39, AA 32, Cauc 52, Overall Student Athletes 73.

How can their APR be so high when the rates are terrible? They have the lowest AA rate on the list--lowest by a large margin.
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Re: Graduation/Academic Progress Rates for Bowl Teams

Postby Ancient Reptile » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:12 pm

vbgator wrote:Did anyone notice South Carolina's score: APR 975, Overall Football 39, AA 32, Cauc 52, Overall Student Athletes 73.

How can their APR be so high when the rates are terrible? They have the lowest AA rate on the list--lowest by a large margin.


Good point.
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Re: Graduation/Academic Progress Rates for Bowl Teams

Postby gatorspook » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:23 pm

Dugaboy wrote:FSU's black athlete rates are terrible; I suspect their white athlete figure to be suspect considering their recent past and their probation.



Smart blacks in Tally go to FAMU

Seriously...of the major bowls, 10 teams.

We are 4th, FSU 9th.
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Re: Graduation/Academic Progress Rates for Bowl Teams

Postby gatorJ » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:55 pm

Wow. FSucks has even more of a dumpster fire program than I thought. :eek:
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Re: Graduation/Academic Progress Rates for Bowl Teams

Postby Swamp82 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:29 pm

Double Gator Dad wrote:Maybe the NCAA can figure out a way to take some of the GPA from the better students and "redistribute" them to the lower performing students. This would be the "fair" thing to do so that everyone has his "fair share" of poor performance.

This is the new theme in America that needs to be applied to virtually everything we do.

Next up, how do we redistribute 40 times so everyone can be pretty fast.


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Re: Graduation/Academic Progress Rates for Bowl Teams

Postby Swamp82 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:32 pm

Ancient Reptile wrote:Wow! Thanks for the link. FSU is so embarrassingly bad that UF should be able to use the difference in recruiting. Not only is FSU low, the AA/Caucasian differential is stunning.


Hmmm some of those would never take the field at UF, unless your telling the kid don't worry you don't have to go to class(Dion Sanders).
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Re: Graduation/Academic Progress Rates for Bowl Teams

Postby Gatordad14 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:06 pm

Has anyone compared the percentages among those who leave early for the pros? Might be an explanation.
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Re: Graduation/Academic Progress Rates for Bowl Teams

Postby gatorJ » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:35 pm

Gatordad14 wrote:Has anyone compared the percentages among those who leave early for the pros? Might be an explanation.


I doubt it. How many kids generally go as underclassmen? 2? Maybe 3 in a really good year? 3 out of 85 is still only 4% or so. Top tier (ivy league type) schools should be in the 85-100% range.

The next group like UF, Michigan, UNC, etc... should be be 70-85%. Then the FSU squad and similar schools would be in the bottom tier. No school should be under 60%. Period.
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Re: Graduation/Academic Progress Rates for Bowl Teams

Postby law98gator » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:57 pm

Don't forget the kids we had who couldn't put down the ganja. That was 3 or 4 a year. And the ones that couldn't get that biiitch to shut her mouth? Another 3 or 4 a year.

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Re: Graduation/Academic Progress Rates for Bowl Teams

Postby divits888 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:48 am

Interestingly enough, both of our graduation rates are the same as the Air Force Academy's.
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Re: Graduation/Academic Progress Rates for Bowl Teams

Postby ccsdk » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:34 am

I like the idea of the NCAA granting additional scholarships as rewards to schools with high academic rates. It would emphasize the overall objective of what college is really about. Academics and Sports. I'd also like to see the Universities offer very inexpensive (or free) graduate programs for any of their athletes that compete ALL 4 years. After all they are making the University a ton of money.
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Re: Graduation/Academic Progress Rates for Bowl Teams

Postby The RH Factor » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:32 am

vbgator wrote:Did anyone notice South Carolina's score: APR 975, Overall Football 39, AA 32, Cauc 52, Overall Student Athletes 73.

How can their APR be so high when the rates are terrible? They have the lowest AA rate on the list--lowest by a large margin.


I think sometimes teams allow walk-ons to help their overall team GPA.
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