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3 Stories: NCAA Graduation Rates, March Madness Twitter, Baseball OffseasonPlay
Each year, Pulitzer finalist Derrick Jackson publishes an in-depth look at the graduation rates of men's and women's basketball teams vying in March Madness. The 64 women's teams in the 2019 tournament combined for a graduation success rate of 92 percent, with eight percentage points difference between black and white athletes. Data for men's programs, however, tell a far different story. Derrick explains.
Plus, the NCAA's use of separate Twitter accounts for the men's and women's March Madness tournaments backfired on Monday. Only A Game's Karen Given shares her thoughts.
And the MLB offseason featured three of the most lucrative free agent signings in baseball history. But with relentless speculation on social media, the big deals didn't seem like big news. New York Magazine contributing editor Will Leitch weighs in.
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This segment aired on March 30, 2019.