ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) --
The disparity between graduation rates for white and black players at schools headed to bowl games grew again this year even as overall academic progress increased for both, according to a new study.
The annual report released Monday by the University of Central
Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport found that
the graduation success rate is increasing at a higher rate for
white players than black players.
The graduation success rate for black players went from 58
percent to 60 percent this year among the 70 bowl teams. But for
white players, the graduation rates increased from 77 percent last
year to 80 percent this year.
That means there's now a 20 percent gap between the two.