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Penn State ranks No. 1 in "Academic Bowl"

The Penn State football program ranked atop the nation's Top 25 teams in academics, according to a story on TIME.com that cites a New America Foundation (NAF) study.

Penn State ranks No. 1 in "Academic Bowl"

The Penn State football program ranked atop the nation's Top 25 teams in academics, according to a story on TIME.com that cites a New America Foundation study. 

In his long tenure at the helm of the football program before he was fired Nov. 9, former coach Joe Paterno preached his "Grand Experiment," which consisted of success in the classroom as well as on the football field. Penn State, the NAF analysis says, graduates 80 percent of its student-athletes in six years or less and shows no disparity between the accomplishments of its white and African-American football players.

The story on TIME.com has a list of how the Top 25 teams rank in the "academic bowl." 

--Jake Kaplan

About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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