ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Tech tied with Texas for the lowest
graduation rate of any top 10 football team, according to the
NCAA's latest report on the academic success of student athletes.
Texas, which is third in the BCS standings, and Georgia Tech,
which is seventh, each graduated 49 percent of their football
players who started classes from 1999-2002, meaning they earned
their diplomas within six years. Georgia Tech's rate improved
slightly from 48 percent in last year's report.
The University of Georgia's graduation rate of football players
improved from 48 percent in the 2008 report to 57 percent.
Georgia graduated only 18 percent of its men's basketball
players in the time frame, according to the NCAA figures. Georgia
Tech graduated 38 percent of its basketball players.
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