[quote=“UncleLar, post:1, topic:2753”]Props to DeChellis (and Dunn to a lesser extent) for the hoops team’s outstanding Graduation Success Rate in the just released NCAA report. Penn State checked in with a 90% rate for the 2001-04 cohorts (that’s the entering freshman classes).
Here’s all the Big Ten schools and their numbers for those cohorts.
Penn State 90
Michigan St 72
<==NCAA Average ==> 66
Ohio State 57
Clearly some in this conference have some work to do.[/quote]
Of course, since it looks at incoming freshman, how many of the schools at the bottom went through big coaching changes in 01-04? I would think that UM, IU and Minny all suffered in this metric more because there were big coaching changes that meant higer transfer rates, etc. and had nothing to do with those schools commitment to educating thier students. This is almost 10 years ago, does this go back to Bo Ryan era at Wisky and Keady at Purdue?
Illinois, on the other hand, put together a whale of a team, and those guys were all motivated to see through their senior year for their title game run… of course, Illini do deserve props for the fact those guys had the necessary credits and actually graduated.
As a conference, I think we’re a pretty committed bunch… I’d love to see what this looks like for the Big East or the SEC…