August 6, 2007

Steve Spurrier's tantrum

University of South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier wants the University of South Carolina to lower its admissions standards for football players to whatever the minimum is for NCAA athletes. Steve, we might be more sympathetic to this ploy if South Carolina's freshman graduation rate for African-American football players entering in 1999-2000 were higher than 38% (compared with 58% for all African-American students at South Carolina entering in 1999-2000). Do you really want to bring students into USC to be educated or to be fodder for your glory?

(Margaret Soltan has more.)

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Posted in Higher education on August 6, 2007 6:58 AM |