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Getting in the Game

For one group, participation in college sports isn’t just up. It’s way up.

July 23, 2015 2:43pm | By Rachel Stark

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Getting in the game

Year after year, more students than ever before are participating in NCAA athletics. The climb to more than 472,000 college athletes has been sure and steady, with 12-percent growth occurring during the most recent six-year period. The gains are noteworthy on their own, but an even more striking increase in participation is happening among students in one particular demographic: Students who identify as Hispanic or Latino are joining college teams at rates more than double the overall student population.

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