In the midst of college conference realignments and billion dollar media deals the plight of student athletes sometimes does not receive the focus that it should. A new report, Black Male Student-Athletes and Racial Inequities in NCAA Division I College Sports, concludes that particularly when it comes to Black male student athletes we need to re-center our focus. The report was researched and written by lead author Dr. Shaun Harper and the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania. This research is worthy of close study. As we enter the football bowl season on through March Madness there will be occasional studies looking at various aspects of academic performance by participating teams. Often the data is dismal. The percentage of Black men that compose the ranks of student-athletes gives us reason to pause and incentive to readjust our focus. While representing only 2.8% of full-time undergraduate students, they constitute 58.4% of the football and basketball teams at colleges and universities in the six major NCAA Division I sports conferences. What school's have the highest graduation rates for Black atheles? Northwestern, Notre Dame, Penn State and Villanova. At the bottom? Iowa State, University of South Florida and the University of Arizona.