New NCAA standards too late
Increased requirements for freshmen overshadowed by early departures
The NCAA has new academic standards for those student-athletes that will be recipients of scholarships in 2016. The requirements state that high school freshmen this fall will have a certain amount of core studies on their transcripts before they can play at the college level. These courses must be passed with a GPA of 2.3, which is up from 2.0. English, math and science classes are specifically referred to as parts of this basic entry-level regime.
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The NCAA's new eligibility standards go into effect with the 2016 class but begin with this fall's high school freshmen. Can you legislate academic preparedness? The NCAA believes it can; others aren't so sure. Dana O'Neil »