New eligibility standards coming soon

May, 3, 2012
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The issue of high school athletes becoming academically eligible with the NCAA just got a lot more difficult. Thanks to new standards agreed upon by the NCAA to be implemented in 2016, student athletes will have to not only complete the same core courses, but have 10 of them finished by the start of the student's senior year of high school and all 16 finished within four years. In other words, say goodbye to the practice of enjoying a fifth year of high school.

Also, the minimum GPA will jump to 2.3. If you don't think that's going to make a huge difference, check the numbers.

ESPN.com's Mitch Sherman has the full story: Link

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