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NCAA: higher academic standard for student-athletes

Updated: August 15, 2012, 10:34 AM ET
By Dick Vitale

The NCAA has come on strong, deciding on new standards for eligibility of student-athletes.

The minimal accepted grade point average has increased from 2.0 to 2.3. Students will need to have more core-class credits (up to 16 credits) before entering college. The NCAA has even increased the number of credit hours required before the athletes' junior year in high school.

The NCAA is sending a loud and clear message to coaches and administrators alike. They want players ...

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