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Adjusted Graduation Gap (AGG) Report Released

Earlier today, the College Sport Research Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released the 2010 NCAA D-I Football Adjusted Graduation Gap (AGG) Report.  The Fall 2010 NCAA D-I Football AGG Report includes analysis of the adjusted graduation gap between football players and full-time male students at both FBS and FCS conferences.

The report, in its entirety, is embedded below.  Here are a few bullet points:

  • The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) was the only D1 football conference to have a positive score (+6).  This means that the conference’s football players actually graduated at a rate 6% points higher than the full-time male student body at the conference’s member institutions.
  • The PAC-10 fared the worst in the study, with a -30.  Yes, that means that its football players graduate at a rate 30% points lower than the full-time male students at its member institutions.
  • The SEC, a conference that many people would say is the most dominant football conference (at least over the past few years), was not at the PAC-10’s level, but still put up a score of -19.

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By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.