January 6, 2014
New NCAA Standards Encourage Academic Shortcuts
Charlie Litchfield, The Register
Last year the NCAA overhauled its academic standards, making it tougher for students transferring from community colleges to play Division I sports.
But so far those rules have led to the creation of new shortcuts, putting community-college transfers in position to play without making the academic improvements the NCAA had sought in the first place.
To meet the new requirements, which include a minimum grade-point average of 2.5—up from 2.0 in previous