The graduation gap between white and black college football players at schools headed to bowl games widened this year.
Still, overall academic progress increased for both, according to a recently-released study from the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport.
The annual report found that graduation rates are increasing more rapidly for white players than black players, according to this report from the Boston Globe.
There are 70 teams going to bowls this year, including UNC, N.C. State and East Carolina.
According to the Globe article, the graduation success rate for black players jumped two points, to 60 percent this year. White players exhibited a three percent jump, to 80 percent.
A graduation success rate is a four-year average of a school's six-year graduation rate.
Here's how the local schools break down.
At UNC, 89 percent of white athletes hit the graduation success rate, while 69 percent of black athletes did.
At NCSU, 89 percent of white athletes hit the mark, but just 45 percent of black athletes did.
And at East Carolina, 91 percent of white athletes hit the mark, but just 50 percent of black athletes did.
Black players had higher graduation success rates than their white counterparts at five schools - Northwestern, Virginia Tech, Southern Mississippi, Notre Dame and Troy.
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