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September 15, 1990 | CHRIS FOSTER
Running back Derek Sparks has been cleared to play football at Santa Ana Mater Dei, the school announced Friday. After reviewing Sparks' official transcripts, CIF Southern Section Commissioner Stan Thomas said he was academically eligible. Sparks, one of the Southland's top running backs, left Van Nuys Montclair Prep last week and enrolled at Mater Dei Monday. Thomas said transcripts from Montclair Prep indicate Sparks had a grade-point average last spring semester lower than a 2.
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April 11, 2003 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
Forward Andre Patterson was dismissed from UCLA on Thursday for not making sufficient academic progress during the winter quarter. It marks the second time Patterson, a sophomore from Washington Prep, has had academic problems. He was ineligible last fall and missed the first five games last season. After passing summer school classes at UCLA and fall classes at Santa Monica City College, he was readmitted for the winter quarter and played in 24 games, starting 21.
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OPINION
November 8, 1998
Re "School Test Scores Missing Key Parts of the Equation," Oct. 28: The suggestion that my "100 schools" plan has been "derailed" by critics is in error. Far from being derailed, I have extended the 100 schools plan to all schools in the district that are not showing improvement in test scores. Any school whose scores go down in two consecutive years will be placed on academic probation. This is exactly the same procedure that was applied to the 100 schools. The article is incorrect in asserting that the 100 schools plan was designed to "put principals on the spot."
SPORTS
November 7, 1987 | CHRIS PARKER
Burbank High, which used an academically ineligible player because of an "administrative error," will forfeit its six football victories this season, Coach Dave Carson said Friday night before his team played Hart at Burroughs High. Transfer student Anthony Koulax, a starting offensive lineman, had not successfully passed the minimum requirement of four classes at his previous school, Carson said. According to Carson, Southern Section bylaws state that such a student cannot play.
OPINION
November 8, 1998
Re "School Test Scores Missing Key Parts of the Equation," Oct. 28: The suggestion that my "100 schools" plan has been "derailed" by critics is in error. Far from being derailed, I have extended the 100 schools plan to all schools in the district that are not showing improvement in test scores. Any school whose scores go down in two consecutive years will be placed on academic probation. This is exactly the same procedure that was applied to the 100 schools. The article is incorrect in asserting that the 100 schools plan was designed to "put principals on the spot."
SPORTS
April 11, 2003 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
Forward Andre Patterson was dismissed from UCLA on Thursday for not making sufficient academic progress during the winter quarter. It marks the second time Patterson, a sophomore from Washington Prep, has had academic problems. He was ineligible last fall and missed the first five games last season. After passing summer school classes at UCLA and fall classes at Santa Monica City College, he was readmitted for the winter quarter and played in 24 games, starting 21.
SPORTS
February 18, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER
Addressing a problem he has studied for nearly a year, San Diego State University President Thomas Day has issued a directive to upgrade academic standards for athletes.
SPORTS
October 11, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
University of Arizona officials denied Friday a published report indicating Arizona basketball star Miles Simon received special treatment from the university. The Kansas City Star suggested the university took advantage of loopholes in school and NCAA rules to keep Simon on the basketball team despite an abysmal academic record. University officials said Simon took advantage of exceptions available to all students.
SPORTS
September 15, 1990 | CHRIS FOSTER
Running back Derek Sparks has been cleared to play football at Santa Ana Mater Dei, the school announced Friday. After reviewing Sparks' official transcripts, CIF Southern Section Commissioner Stan Thomas said he was academically eligible. Sparks, one of the Southland's top running backs, left Van Nuys Montclair Prep last week and enrolled at Mater Dei Monday. Thomas said transcripts from Montclair Prep indicate Sparks had a grade-point average last spring semester lower than a 2.
SPORTS
February 18, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER
Addressing a problem he has studied for nearly a year, San Diego State University President Thomas Day has issued a directive to upgrade academic standards for athletes.
SPORTS
November 7, 1987 | CHRIS PARKER
Burbank High, which used an academically ineligible player because of an "administrative error," will forfeit its six football victories this season, Coach Dave Carson said Friday night before his team played Hart at Burroughs High. Transfer student Anthony Koulax, a starting offensive lineman, had not successfully passed the minimum requirement of four classes at his previous school, Carson said. According to Carson, Southern Section bylaws state that such a student cannot play.
SPORTS
October 11, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
University of Arizona officials denied Friday a published report indicating Arizona basketball star Miles Simon received special treatment from the university. The Kansas City Star suggested the university took advantage of loopholes in school and NCAA rules to keep Simon on the basketball team despite an abysmal academic record. University officials said Simon took advantage of exceptions available to all students.
SPORTS
May 29, 1987 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Myron Williams' rise to status as the Southern Section's premier high jumper came swiftly and unexpectedly. Williams, a senior at Orange High School, began competing only a month ago after he had been ruled academically ineligible for the third quarter. He finished seventh in the section's championships as a junior, but his personal best was only 6-feet 4-inches.
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