Graduation rates for athletes rise for seventh year

first_imgA recent report released by the NCAA showed that USC varsity athletes who enrolled from 2002-05 graduated at a rate of 79 percent — the seventh-straight year USC’s percentage has increased in this evaluation.The rate increased from 66 percent in 2007, to 68 in 2008, to 69 in 2009, to 74 in 2010, to 78 in 2011 and now to 79 in 2012, according to the university.The new figures, however, did not bear all good news for USC.According to the new numbers, the football program posted a 57 percent graduation rate over the time period — a four-point drop from last year’s figure. In the Pac-12, USC ranked ninth.For other sports, the picture was a little brighter. Five sports — men’s golf, women’s rowing, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and women’s volleyball — had a 100-percent graduation rate over the time period. Women’s lacrosse and sand volleyball were not evaluated since the NCAA looked at athletes who started college from 2002–05, according to the university.Notre Dame had the highest national graduation rate for freshmen entering the university from 2002 to 2005, with a rate of 97 percent. Rutgers was ranked second with a 91-percent rate and Stanford was ranked third with a 90-percent rate.last_img read more

Irish rugby team settle in Cape Town

first_imgAhead of their opening Test against the Springboks on Saturday, Joe Schmidt will name his starting team after the work-out.Former Ireland captain Keith Wood believes that South Africa are vulnerable this weekend…Wales have made five changes for Saturday’s opening rugby Test against New Zealand.  Sam Warburton has recovered from injury to captain the side in Auckland. Prop Gethin Jenkins, hooker Ken Owens and lock Bradley Davies also return, as well as centre Jonathan Davies. Uncapped flanker Ellis Jenkins is among the replacements.last_img read more

HURLING: DONEGAL MINORS PIPPED BY ARMAGH IN HARD-FOUGHT ENCOUNTER

first_imgDonegal finished their Ulster League campaign today with a disappointing defeat at home to Armagh, this was a game Donegal should have won. They began brightly with a goal from Tom Clare, Armagh replied with a goal from Sean Mc Cabe. Donegal were well on top but couldn’t score and had a number of bad wides, Kyle Mc Grath and Jamie de Ward got a point apiece, before Armagh’s sharp shooter Mc Cabe completed his hat trick with a brace of goals in a three minute spell before half time. Donegal completed the first half scoring with a point from Oisin Rooney. Half time score Armagh 3.0 Donegal 1.3.Donegal began the second half brightly and had 1.3 on the board before Armagh got their first score of the game. Donegal were 2 points ahead when disaster struck in the form of an Armagh goal followed quickly by a brace of points for the Orchard men. Donegal fought to the end and a goal at the death by Cathal Doherty gave them hope but unfortunately they ran out of time.Final score Armagh 4.6 Donegal 3.7Scorers Aaron Mc Cauley 1.1, Tom Clare 1.0, Cathal Doherty 1.0, Jamie de Ward 0.2, Oisin Rooney 0.2, Kyle Mc Grath 0.1 and Sam Doherty 0.1HURLING: DONEGAL MINORS PIPPED BY ARMAGH IN HARD-FOUGHT ENCOUNTER was last modified: April 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:armaghdonegalhurlersMinorlast_img read more