NCAA president and Duncan mull grad rates for b-ball players
| Mar 21, 2011
NCAA President Mark Emmert said last week that he and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have spoken about various educational issues, but he did not offer any specific thoughts about Duncan's call for schools not on track to graduate at least half of their basketball players to be barred from competing in the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments.
Duncan said that the NCAA should use its Academic Progress Rate as the metric to measure tournament teams. He proposes bans for teams with a score lower than 925, which predicts a graduation rate of roughly 50% of a team's players. To learn more, read the full article by Steve Berkowitz in the Campus Rivalry section of USA Today online.