College Basketball

Forget points; what if March Madness focused on graduation rates?

Forget points; what if March Madness focused on graduation rates?

RICHMOND — March Madness has historically been a season of underdogs and upsets. But what would the brackets look like if teams in the tournament were pitted against each other using the graduation rates for their men’s basketball players?

Some college teams may be great at finishing close games -- but their players aren’t so successful at finishing their degrees.

For example, Iowa State -- the