On the heels of the report I published yesterday concerning the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of every team playing in a bowl game this off season, I learned of a report commissioned by The Institute of Diversity and Ethics in Sport.
This report highlighted the GSR among African American student-athletes on teams playing in bowl games. Here are the highlights:
BOWL TEAM RANKINGS -- GSR OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENT-ATHLETES
#1: University of Notre Dame: 100 GSR
#2: Northwestern University: 92 GSR
#3: University of North Carolina: 91 GSR
#4: Rutgers University: 88 GSR
#5: Penn State University: 87 GSR
BOWL TEAMS GRADUATING LESS THAN HALF OF THEIR AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENT-ATHLETES
Florida International (33 GSR), Iowa State (40 GSR), Western Michigan (43 GSR), Arkansas (44 GSR), Florida State (44 GSR), Oklahoma (44 GSR), South Carolina (45 GSR), Texas A&M (45 GSR), California (46 GSR), Houston (46 GSR), UCLA (46 GSR), North Carolina State (46 GSR), Texas (47 GSR), BYU (47 GSR), Temple (47 GSR), Wyoming (47 GSR), Louisiana-Lafayette (48 GSR) and Tulsa (49 GSR).
Here's a link to their entire report: AFRICAN AMERICAN GSR OF BOWL TEAMS