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The first paragraph: "The University of South Carolina has made progress on the football field with back-to-back seasons of 11 wins (and counting), but the Gamecocks rank last in Graduation Success Rate for football players in a study of the 70 schools bound for bowl games."
Why do they reference THIS team in the first paragraph but in reality, these stats are from the 2007 graduates and not to mention, apparently they left off 11 players that actually DID graduate????
Further down in the article:
"It is important to note the data does not reflect on current players. The numbers are mined from NCAA statistics; the Institute reviewed six years of graduation rates from freshman classes that enrolled in 2006-2007 and then calculated a four-class average from 2003 to 2007."
Are they trying to make Coach Spurrier look bad? SOS started in November 2004 so he was only here a year and a half before this class used up their eligibility???
Piss poor journalism by "Staff Report"!!! I thought better of the P&C until now!!!
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not to mention that there was a clerical error and the rate is 55 not 39 as someone pointed out in the comment section. You would think they wouldhave retracted the story by now
They, like most print media, will do anything to sell newspapers. Not just in sports but in general news areas they slant and speculate. Newspapers are a dying breed.JMO
As long as Gene Sapakoff is there, the Gamecocks will not get unbiased coverage. Sappy is a Tater through and through. Pay attention to the headlines, the placement of negative and positive stories, etc. and you will see what I'm talking about. This is nothing new, it's been their "style" (or lack of) for years.
I have seen this trend with the Post & Crummy for a while now, just go out of its way to put anything negative out about USC.If, USC is ranked Higher than the Taters in BCS, they use the AP.Several on staff pull for Taters. I choose not to listen to the enemy and know who we can trust to report fairly about USC, but the choices are just too limited in this state.Guess we just keep getting the "Pitchfork" by these media types, and shame on them.
Already gone, and new article admitting mistake up.
What do I get for my email to these clowns yesterday?
They seem to be taking up the slack for Ron Morris since he got his wings clipped. Guess the only good thing is you have to pay to read it online so not that many will read it.
Lemme get my thumb ready.
There is very little true journalism anywhere today. Whatever it takes to make the ooh t or sell the rag. That is all that matters. Anywhere. Local, regional or national. Kits called "programming" for a reason.
There is very little true journalism anywhere today. Whatever it takes to make the point or sell the rag. That is all that matters. Anywhere. Local, regional or national. Its called "programming" for a reason.
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