Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UConn Men's Basketball's Dirty Secret --From 2003 to 2006, graduated only 8%; women's basketball graduated over 90%

By Libby Nelson, Apr. 7, 2014,

The University of Connecticut Huskies made a triumphant return to the NCAA tournament this year — winning the national championship Monday night — after the school was barred from competition in 2013 for poor academic performance.

But UConn's graduation rate for male basketball players is still the worst of any team in the 2014 tournament.

UConn graduates 8 percent of its players, according to the most recent NCAA statistics. To put it another way: of the 12 players who started as freshmen eight years ago, exactly one managed to finish a college degree or leave UConn in good academic standing.

UConn's terrible graduation rate is an outlier for the tournament

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