July 25, 2007

McGee ahead of the game

SAN ANTONIO - Graduation rates have been a sticking point for the NCAA over the years with new rules constantly being integrated into the NCAA lexicon to determine which schools are doing their best to keep their student-athletes in school and on track to graduate.

Texas A&M junior quarterback Stephen McGee, however, isn't going to be a worry for Aggie head coach Dennis Franchione. McGee, who will be entering his fourth year on campus in College Station (he redshirted in 2004) will be in graduate school once play begins in September.

"I want to mention Stephen McGee who is here with us today," Franchione said. "He has two years of eligibility remaining and he is going to graduate in two weeks. It's a pretty unusual for somebody to be in that situation."

McGee, who came in with just three hours of credit from Burnet High School, will walk the stage at Reed Arena at a graduation ceremony in August with his Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing.

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