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11-27-2012, 01:00 PM
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There are a lot of myths about the student athlete in big US schools. The first myth is that most do not get their degrees. In basketball and football the graduation rate is about 70-80% in many schools and it is actually a little higher than the general student body for athletics as a whole.

These numbers do fluctuate considerably from school to school. Notre Dame for example has a graduation rate for football/basketball in the high 90's. Say hat you will about Joe Paterno but he had a tremendous record as far as keeping his athletes in the classroom.

Of course no one will suggest that everyone of these guys will get degrees in a challenging discipline, but they are at least graduating. In my own field there are some pretty solid athletes including Michael Jordan and David Robinson.

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