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Last week people were celebrating the fact that the University of Alabama was reported as having one of the highest student athlete graduation rates in the country. While that is quite an accomplishment, instead of celebrating, Alabama should be investigating why more than 40 percent of their minority athletes never graduate. Many may be quick to point out star players skipping their final years of school to go pro, in reality, that is a very small percentage of all student athletes at the university. If Alabama is one of the best with 50 some percent graduating, what does that say about the other schools in our state, let alone the nation. It is time to stop calling failure success and address our problems head on. Athletics generate millions for colleges. According to e-s-p-n, Alabama takes in more than 120 million from sports - auburn takes in nearly ninety. Surely more of that money can go to making sure the athletes who help make all that money are as successful as the schools they represent.
I'm WAFF General Manager Vanessa Oubre and that's My Take what's yours?
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