• Baylor leads Big 12 in football graduation rate — again

    Sometimes it seems colleges forget that student-athletes are just that — students first, then athletes. But not at Baylor! For the sixth time in the Big 12 Conference’s 12-year history, the Bears lead the league in football graduation rate.

    The latest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) numbers from the NCAA show that 84% of Baylor football players who began college between 1997-2000 graduated within six years. That number easily beat the national average of 67%.

    Big 12 football graduation rates 2007

    Click on the table for a larger version. You can read more in this morning’s Dallas Morning News or view all the numbers at NCAA.org.

    Sic ’em, Baylor student-athletes!