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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- LSU posted the second-highest graduation rate in the Southeastern Conference in football. That's according to the NCAA's Graduation Success Rate data released this week.

LSU football's Graduation Success Rate, or GSR, of 77 trails only Vanderbilt's mark of 86. The only other SEC football program with a GSR above 70 is Florida at 76.

The LSU football program has shown improvement with each year's report, going from 51 in 2006 and 2007 to 54 in 2008, 60 in 2009 and 67 in 2010.

In the other two revenue-producing sports, men's basketball ranked fifth in the SEC and the baseball team scored ninth. But LSU spokesman Herb Vincent tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/sftNmy ) both of those sports still saw significant gains from five years ago.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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