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Some College Athletes Play Like Adults, Read Like 5th-Graders

CNN

Student-athletes who can't read well, but play in the money-making collegiate sports of football and basketball, are not a new phenomenon. A CNN investigation found public universities across the country where many students in the basketball and football programs could read only up to an eighth-grade level. The data obtained through open records requests also showed a staggering achievement gap between college athletes and their peers at the same institution.

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