The NCAA passed new rules which will make universities and athletes more responsible in the class room. Starting in 2006-2007, universities will have to graduate a still-undetermined percent of athletes or it will be reprimanded. Also, athletes will have to complete at least 20 percent of their degree each year or they will not be eligible. There was some news that will make almost all of the basketball coaches happy–the rule which prevented them from giving away more than five scholarships in any one year or eight over two years is gone. The NCAA also decided to prohibit men’s basketball teams from playing pre-season exhibition games against non-college teams like Athletes in Action and foreign squads.
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