The teams invited to March Madness might be celebrating, but researchers who monitor academic performance among college athletes are not so thrilled.
A study released Monday by the University of Central Florida suggests that, even though the NCAA continues to push for academic progress, the country's top basketball programs are not showing much improvement in the classroom.
"This year we seemed to be treading water instead of moving ahead," said Richard Lapchick of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport.
The Graduation Success Rates for white male players decreased from 90% last season to 89% this year. African American...