Relating to prior posts on this blog here, here, and here, the Chronicle of Higher Education points out that Notre Dame demonstrates how athletic excellence need not always compromise academic excellence.
Despite growth in graduation rates among college student athletes overall, basketball and football student-athletes graduate students at a rate 15% lower than their other sports’ counterparts. To improve graduation rates, the NCAA recently announced that its standards would rise starting with this year’s high school freshmen. The NCAA seized on "college preparedness” as a way to improve graduation rates. Class of 2016 student-athletes will have to complete 16… Continue Reading