Jameis Winston will have plenty of company at the Heisman Trophy ceremony -- though he's not expected to have much competition.
The Florida State quarterback was among a record-tying six Heisman finalists revealed Monday, along with Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, Alabama's AJ McCarron, Auburn's Tre Mason and Boston College's Andre Williams.
Six finalists invited to New York for the presentation are the most since 1994. The winner will be announced Saturday night.
Winston is the overwhelming favorite to win the award now that a sexual assault complaint against him in Tallahassee, Fla., has been closed without charges being filed.
Richard Lapchick, principal author of the study and director of TIDES, said that the disparity largely is a reflection of the lack of quality education African-American players are receiving as adolescents.
Lapchick said only 37 percent of the bowl-bound schools graduated 66 percent or more of African-American student-athletes. However, 99 percent of those same schools graduated at least 66 percent of white students.
UFC heavyweight fighter Shane Del Rosario died nearly two weeks after he had a heart attack. He was 30. Del Rosario's manager, Jason House, said the fighter's doctors believe he had a congenital heart disorder.
Del Rosario was the first American winner of the WBC world heavyweight muay thai championship in 2007.