Whoever said sports and academics can’t get along clearly haven’t met Shaquille O’Neal or Ben Roethlisberger.
In the past week, both Shaq and Roethlisberger have been awarded degrees in education, neither of which were honorary.
Roethlisberger, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback, walked across the stage this past Sunday with classmates at the Miami University (of Ohio) School of Education, Health & Society to accept his bachelor’s degree in education. Roethlisberger left Miami for the NFL four credits short of graduating back in 2003, according to .
A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.