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41 percent of bowl teams miss academic standards

Updated: December 5, 2005, 7:07 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- This year's bowl-bound college football teams are struggling to meet the NCAA's new academic standards, with 41 percent falling below minimum requirements and almost half lacking a 50 percent graduation rate, according to a survey released Monday.

The 56 Division 1-A football teams headed to bowl games have a lingering problem of too many student-athletes failing to complete their studies, said Richard Lapchick, the University of Central Florida professor who authored ...

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