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Iowa Hawkeyes Football Graduation Success Rate

I was reading about the graduation rate for college football players and the NCAA site has a big database of Division I Graduation Success Rate (GSR) Data but it seems a little outdated. Anyway, it’s spans over 1998-2001 and the graduation rate for Iowa Hawkeyes football players was 75%. Not bad compared to other colleges (*cough* *cough* Iowa State University had only 55%).

The top college with the most football players graduation was Notre Dame with 94% while Arizona came in last at a weak 41%.

The data for the University of Iowa is pretty interesting. From the PDF I read, here are the GSR details for the University of Iowa:

Baseball: 95%
Basketball: 46%
CC/Track: 86%
Football: 75%
Golf: 56%
Gymnastics: 83%
Swimming: 85%
Tennis: 100%
Wrestling: 70%

See all of the data yourself at the NCAA site. See how all the college football programs match up at fanblog.com

Iowa beats Wisconsin!

The Hawks are going bowling!
Oh Hellz Yeah

Taken from Hawkeye Sports

“MADISON, WI — Iowa brought rain to the home-season finale for No. 19 Wisconsin in more ways than one Saturday, as the Hawkeyes scored 20 unanswered points to pull out a wet 20-10 upset on Barry Alvarez Day.

The governor of Wisconsin had declared Saturday “Barry Alvarez Day” across the state in honor of the Badgers head football coach, whose head coaching career ends after 16 years. Alvarez, who stays on as UW’s athletic director, had his last game inside Camp Randall Stadium before a record crowd of 83,184 and was honored by former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala and former Iowa football coach Hayden Fry after the game.

The victory was needed for Iowa (6-4, 4-3 Big Ten) to become bowl eligible and avoid three-straight losses. Wisconsin falls to 8-3 overall and 5-3 in the conference for the season. By beating the Badgers for the fourth-straight year, the Hawkeyes retain possession of the Heartland Trophy for the second year of its existence. “