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12:17 PM ET 05.03 | Many like to criticize the NCAA, but it made a smart move Thursday. The move? Keeping the current qualifying standards, and not implementing the harsh 2016 changes that were scheduled to take place. The standards, if kept in place, would have resulted in numerous athletes being denied the chance to play college football or basketball, at least during their freshman year of college. While the NCAA had good intentions, the rule, requiring a higher GPA and a greater proportion of core courses to be completed before the prospect's senior year, was pretty much doomed from the outset. Many students, as the NCAA's Board of Directors noted, would be at an extreme hardship in attempting to meet them.

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May 3, 2013  12:28 PM ET

I see that Mack Brown has distributed rings to the Longhorn players for winning the Alamo Bowl last season.
My, how the mighty have fallen.

May 3, 2013  12:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I see that Mack Brown has distributed rings to the Longhorn players for winning the Alamo Bowl last season.My, how the mighty have fallen.

Now if Mack could just teach his guys to tackle...........

May 3, 2013  12:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I see that Mack Brown has distributed rings to the Longhorn players for winning the Alamo Bowl last season.My, how the mighty have fallen.

ahh, every bowl winner sports bowl rings

I will say calling it the "momentum ring" belongs with juice box/orange slice kiddies

May 3, 2013  02:04 PM ET

Yes, God forbid that STUDENT athletes be required to actually get an education in college.

May 3, 2013  02:07 PM ET

"NCAA pushes back new admission standards"...and the "dumb jock" stereotype keeps on perpetuating.

May 3, 2013  02:43 PM ET

In other words the SEC wants more players that can just play football and basketball without being sidetracked by going to class.

May 3, 2013  03:27 PM ET

Mixed feelins on this. Of course we want them to be held to higher standards, but some can make it in college. They have had very bad high school teachers that haven't given a crap to make them learn but only the bare minimum. Hell, I had some of those teachers, and me turned out OK!!!

May 3, 2013  03:39 PM ET

Many students, as the NCAA's Board of Directors noted, would be at an extreme hardship in attempting to meet them.

Ummm... so?!?!

May 3, 2013  03:51 PM ET

Okay, I Go Ogled this because it seems to be fundamental to the whole concept of the Student-Athlete. Basically, the proposed changes would have required the student to have a 2.30 GPA with ten core courses completed by his senior year. If the student did not meet the new requirement but met the old requirement he could still be admitted, but would have to red shirt his freshman year. If the new standards were in effect last year, 40% of CBB freshmen and 34% of CFB freshman would have had to take an academic red shirt. Guess we really don't care if these kids get an education as long as we get our entertainment.

May 3, 2013  03:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Okay, I Go Ogled this because it seems to be fundamental to the whole concept of the Student-Athlete. Basically, the proposed changes would have required the student to have a 2.30 GPA with ten core courses completed by his senior year. If the student did not meet the new requirement but met the old requirement he could still be admitted, but would have to red shirt his freshman year. If the new standards were in effect last year, 40% of CBB freshmen and 34% of CFB freshman would have had to take an academic red shirt. Guess we really don't care if these kids get an education as long as we get our entertainment.

yep, those standards are really way too stringent.

May 3, 2013  05:03 PM ET
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In other words the SEC wants more players that can just play football and basketball without being sidetracked by going to class.

You could add Oklahoma, U of Miami, UConn (for basketball)...

Believe it or not back in the days of the UCLA basketball dynasties and even during the best of the Joe Paterno years at Penn State, the players actually went to class and most of them graduated.

May 3, 2013  09:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Okay, I Go Ogled this because it seems to be fundamental to the whole concept of the Student-Athlete. Basically, the proposed changes would have required the student to have a 2.30 GPA with ten core courses completed by his senior year. If the student did not meet the new requirement but met the old requirement he could still be admitted, but would have to red shirt his freshman year. If the new standards were in effect last year, 40% of CBB freshmen and 34% of CFB freshman would have had to take an academic red shirt. Guess we really don't care if these kids get an education as long as we get our entertainment.

Sad situation.
We've forgotten what the kids are in school for--an education.
If not , let's have a minor league for the NFL like in minor league BB, and young men who want an education can go to college football.
The present situation is getting more hypocritical every year, and schools who want to play by the rules honestly are getting more frustrated every year.
One year there will be a revolt by schools with integrity and the NCAA will finally have to choose sides!

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May 3, 2013  09:51 PM ET

GO IRISH!!! CANT TOUCH THIS!!!

May 3, 2013  10:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Sad situation.We've forgotten what the kids are in school for--an education.If not , let's have a minor league for the NFL like in minor league BB, and young men who want an education can go to college football.The present situation is getting more hypocritical every year, and schools who want to play by the rules honestly are getting more frustrated every year. One year there will be a revolt by schools with integrity and the NCAA will finally have to choose sides!

+1. Agree with your sentiments.

May 4, 2013  01:47 PM ET

We keep revisiting, and then re-filing, the simple question--are big-time college revenue producing sports (BB & FB) part of an educational experience for the athletes OR are they entertainment for the Alums and Boosters?

May 4, 2013  01:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

We keep revisiting, and then re-filing, the simple question--are big-time college revenue producing sports (BB & FB) part of an educational experience for the athletes OR are they entertainment for the Alums and Boosters?

The answer is obvious.

 
May 4, 2013  01:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

We keep revisiting, and then re-filing, the simple question--are big-time college revenue producing sports (BB & FB) part of an educational experience for the athletes OR are they entertainment for the Alums and Boosters?

And they provide a lot of well paying jobs for Administrators, coaches, NCAA staff, BUT not the kids who play the games!

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