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Black? Play football at OSU? Wanna graduate? Good luck with that.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BullBoi, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. BullBoi

    BullBoi New Member

    The worst offender is top-ranked Ohio State. It graduated only 32 percent of its black football players. Its racial gap is the worst of all 64 bowl teams: an astounding 53 percentage points behind the 85 percent for white players.

    http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/12/06/college_footballs_winners_and_losers/?p1=MEWell_Pos2
     
  2. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    Georgia only graduated 24 percent!
     
  3. What's your point?
     
  4. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Just another example of the shining light that is Ohio State football.
    Dirty, dirty program led by a dirty, dirty coach. But, hey, he wears a sweater-vest, so he must be a good guy.
    Not that any OSU fans give a shit.
     
  5. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    The point is John Cooper recruited black players as mercs and the athletic department had a poor academic support system.

    The survey is a little flawed in the sense that it hurts schools too much for the racial gap. Florida's graduating 74 percent of black players, but is listed in the second tier because 91 percent of white players are graduating. Rutgers is in the first tier, but only graduated 58 percent of both white and black players.
     
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Does the survey say what percentage of the black kids who don't graduate actually left school early to play in the NFL?
     
  7. KnuteRockne

    KnuteRockne Member

    And as always when it comes to BullBoi and Jimmy Olsen, the team they start a thread to rip happened to have handed it to their beloved Our Lady. Some coincidence, huh?
     
  8. No it doesn't take that into account. Three or four left OSU early last year to enter the NFL draft. Several more will do the same thing this year, especially if they beat Florida in the NC.
     
  9. And I'm sure those players in particular were on track to receive their degrees in sports management some time in 2017.
     
  10. To think that any of the top football programs in the country sincerely care about graduation rates or the academic performance of their players is silly. D-1 players at schools like OSU haven't been true student-athletes for a long time. Does this bother me at all? No.
     
  11. OK, then, pay them.
     
  12. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    I'm guessing quite a few are already making decent money as it is.
     
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