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A Clemson "aquaintance" of mine told me that out of the 70 bowl eligible teams this year, we have the lowest graduation rate. Four schools are under 50% and one school is under 40% (us). Apparently we are 30% under the national average while Clemson is 7% above it. Is there anyone out there with insight on how this has happened.
Typical Tater BS...see link we are #11 of teams in the top 25 with a 69% GSR, tied with academic lightweight (lol) and bowl opponent Michigan.
The SEC's football dominance might extend to the classroom, too, at least as measured by the latest Graduation Success Rate figures released today by the NCAA. Of teams currently ranked in the USA TODAY
The correct number is 55. For some reason were listed twice on that link and the second one is accurate. 24th just above Oklahoma. Still much better than the 39 that they appear to be making up.
Also worth noting, these are stats based almost entirely on Holtz last recruiting classes so I expect a increase in this number soon. If I'm not mistaken, were graduating a big senior class this year.
I may be trippin shrooms here but I'd swear we're on that list twice...at 11 and then again around 24...what's with that?
Make sure that they remember, forever, the night they played the Titans!!!
Taters will post anything they can get someone to lie about after 4 yrs of butt kicking
Check page 5 below for Our APR
This post was edited by FMG 19 months ago
Tell your tater friend, he's a damn liar.
OK, here's a Stanford Scout article that shows us at 55% and Clem at 62% for 2012. Either way, not a big difference.
That Tides article seems way off in their numbers.
It wouldn't be spring without The Bootleg's annual graduation rate analysis! Disturbingly, the Cal Bears continue to embarrass their otherwise well-regarded institution and their ever-enabling Old Blue alumni with an inability to graduate their student-athletes. As usual, we flip the lights on and expose the latest set of data from the NCAA. Let the college sports administrator cockroaches scurry!
alas, graduation rates don't block and tackle.
Ask him what our graduating classes winning percentage is against them.
I can say for sure that this year Carolina is graduating a bunch of players that kicked klimpsoms ass 4 years in a row.
Ask him to get a percentage on that.
Here's the link to the NCAA database...55% is the latest on USC for the 2002-2005 cycle (the end of Holtz/start of Spurrier).
I emailed that Tides crowd to ask them where they got the numbers they used for USC, as they don't match those given by the NCAA.
Also, here's our APR under Spurrier...gone up every year.
Football University of South Carolina, Columbia SC 2004 - 2005 911
Football University of South Carolina, Columbia SC 2005 - 2006 913
Football University of South Carolina, Columbia SC 2006 - 2007 921
Football University of South Carolina, Columbia SC 2007 - 2008 929
Football University of South Carolina, Columbia SC 2008 - 2009 938
Football University of South Carolina, Columbia SC 2009 - 2010 954
Football University of South Carolina, Columbia SC 2010 - 2011 966
Biggest Difference in Grad Rates Between Football Players and All Students
Football Players All Students Difference
Cal 54% 90% -36%
UCLA 59% 90% -31%
USC 61% 87% -26%
Virginia 68% 93% -25%
Georgia Tech 55% 79% -24%
Texas 57% 79% -22%
Maryland 59% 81% -22%
BYU 57% 78% -21%
Texas A&M 59% 79% -20%
Michigan 71% 89% -18%
Clemson 62% 78% -16%
Oklahoma 48% 63% -15%
Florida St. 56% 71% -15%
North Carolina St. 56% 71% -15%
Wisconsin 66% 81% -15%
For an explanation of the calculation of these "graduation rate gaps,"
That doesn't explain why Tides' numbers are so far off...they are claiming an overall Football Student-Athlete Graduation rate for USC of 39% and a 32% rate for African-American Football Student-Athletes. Those numbers don't match anything in the NCAA reports.
They also say that Clowney would not have been admitted to klimpsin.
Ellington really put a hit on DJ too.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
Does anyone know some recent players who haven't graduated? I'd be curious, as it seems like the vast majority of our guys here at least four years graduate. If we get docked for the players that transfer out and then go on to graduate elsewhere, that's a total BS measure.
Our cumulative team GPA this year is higher than the best team GPA they have EVER HAD.
Clemson FB GPA: 2.61 (all time high 2.63)
This post was edited by BigOlCock 19 months ago
Those "Animal Husbandry" and "Squirrel Control & Annihilation" courses at SC A&M (aka Clemsux) are tough.
Here's the reply I got from them about an hour ago:
Good Morning Mr. ________,
Thank you for your e-mail. We are currently working with our research team to investigate this error. I will keep you updated on our findings throughout the day. Please let me know if you have any further questions.
Graduate Assistant, Dr. Richard Lapchick
DeVos Sport Business Management Program
University of Central Florida
We might not always graduate, but when we do.....
If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
Clemson really is like a cult. It is amazing how quickly their groupthink bs gets circulated. I have now heard this from 3 different directions in the past 24 hours. I dug up the attached Penn report that shows us at 40% graduation rate for black male athletes and Clemson at 39%.
We've gotten straight A's for the last four years kicking their butts.
Since we have really good football players that can go to the NFL early, and the ole' snake oil salesman in the upstate convince his players (regardless of if it is in their best interest) to stay and graduate, that would probably explain some of the graduation rate along with the attrition that we have had while transitioning from Holtz's players to SOS players.
It looks like the UCF data contains one newer academic year (2006-2007) than the NCAA data. I doubt that one year could drop the four-year GSR average from 55% to 39%. GSR, in general, is much more misleading than APR (several year lag), specifically when talking about big time football programs.
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