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Grad Championship Series

An interesting summary of football bowl teams and graduation rates: “Of the 64 teams invited to bowls this year, 86 percent graduated at least half their players.” This is an improvement.
Also, best-in-the-nation Ohio State is almost worst-in-the-nation when it comes to graduating black players:

Unbeaten Ohio State was next-to-last in black academics. The Buckeyes graduated 32 percent of black players, better only than Georgia (24 percent) among the 64 bowl teams. Ohio State has an 80 percent overall graduation rate for athletes, and an 85 percent rate for white football players.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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