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Why Are College Baseball Graduation Rates So Low?

Published by on December 16, 2009

This Article Originally Appeared on Friar Forecast.

In his most recent "Tuesday Morning Quarterback," Gregg Easterbrook blasts big-time college football programs who do little to ensure their athletes graduate with a degree.  

He notes that “90 percent of Division I football players never play a down in the NFL,” yet “in the past two decades, there’s been a race to the bottom, in which many football-factory schools have lowered academic standards for football and men’s basketball, dropping any pretense of education in pursuit of wins.”

Easterbrook points out that success on the field does not necessarily need to negatively correlate with classroom performance: “Cal, Georgia Tech, Navy, Nebraska, Northwestern, Stanford, and TCU—all academics-first colleges where football players are more likely to attend class—are on their way to bowl games. Most of them have been in the top 20 nationally this season, and Georgia Tech and TCU even made BCS bowls.”

In my favorite paragraph of the piece,...

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