NCAA Champions But College Dropouts? 80 Percent of Black B-Ball Athletes Won’t Graduate

By Hatty Lee Mar 16, 2010

With March Madness starting this week, The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, at the University of Central Florida released "Keeping Score When It Counts: Graduation Rates for 2010 NCAA Men’s Divsion I Basketball Tournament Teams." This study compares the overall graduation rates of white and Black student-athletes. The study found that: Universities need to start valuing Black athlete-students for more than just their free-throw averages.