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More bowl-bound black players graduating, study shows

Updated: December 8, 2008, 9:34 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- More bowl-bound black football players are graduating, but still at lower rates than their white teammates. And overall, football players from Bowl Subdivision schools are graduating more, a study released Monday shows.

Of the 68 schools going to bowl games, 19 graduated less than 50 percent of black players, according to the report by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida. However, the number of bowl-bound schools ...

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