A new investigation finds more and more college athletes are illiterate.
A University of North Carolina/CNN study found many read between a fourth- and eighth-grade level.
10% read below a third-grade level.
Researchers say there is a staggering academic gap between college athletes and their peers.
They say some student athletes are taking college courses with third, or fourth grade educations, and passing because administrations look the other way.
The NCAA has responded to this study.
They say poor readers only make up a small percentage of overall student athletes.
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