December 20, 2005 |
The NCAA's new method for gauging how athletes perform in the classroom produced its first results Monday with a report that gave a passing grade to most teams across the nation but showed that others -- including some bowl-bound football squads -- continue to falter. The graduation success rate, or GSR, is part of a sweeping reform by which the NCAA hopes to make teams accountable for more than wins and losses.
November 20, 1995 |
The man who once held a school in his hands is now holding a cup of coffee. He has been holding it for an hour. Rarely does he take a sip. The anger James McAlister thought he left behind decades ago was merely tucked away. The familiar pain that once caused him to punch the steel doors of Pauley Pavilion is now causing him to weep again. This time as a father. Always as a Bruin.
August 14, 1986 |
Howard Brody refused to take the blame Wednesday for Gary Wellman dropping a science class at Westlake High last spring, an action that probably cost Wellman a year of college athletic eligibility. Brody, Wellman's counselor at Westlake, said he was being made a scapegoat for a decision that was made by Wellman, an All-Southern Section football player who signed with USC. Brody also said that he could not remember if he had advised Wellman to drop the class.
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July 14, 1997
The academic battle between the sexes rages on in a new study that shows boys and girls think differently when it comes to solving math problems. And the differences surface as early as first grade. Researchers Martha Carr and Donna Jessup of the University of Georgia videotaped 58 first-grade students trying to solve 10 addition and 10 subtraction problems. They found that there were gender differences by January of the first-grade year.
October 13, 1994 |
The NCAA Council on Wednesday endorsed a proposal by the President's Commission to relax restrictions on partial qualifiers--incoming freshman who do not meet all of the academic requirements. The council, the main bureaucratic arm of the NCAA, gave its blessing to the proposal for all freshman who do not meet the minimum scores on standardized tests to still receive scholarship aid and practice with their teams. They would not, however, be able to play in games.
October 5, 1989
Members of the National Collegiate Athletic Assn.'s Presidents' Commission will seek to reduce the college basketball season by almost a month, amend freshmen academic requirements to make scholarship money available to those from poor backgrounds, and force schools to disclose athletes' graduation rates, chairman Martin Massengale said Wednesday. "My belief is these measures will pass at the NCAA convention in January," said Massengale, chancellor at the University of Nebraska.
August 31, 2001 |
Leilani Rios, who was kicked off the women's track and cross-country teams at Cal State Fullerton for a year and a half because she worked as an exotic dancer, is ineligible to compete in the school's season-opening cross-country meet on Saturday at Carbon Canyon Park in Brea. Rios, 21, was allowed to rejoin Fullerton's cross-country and track teams in June after her attorney threatened a lawsuit over her removal from those programs.
September 19, 1988
Administrators at Louisville forward Tony Kimbro's high school influenced teachers to give him higher grades than he deserved so that he could meet NCAA academic requirements, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. The newspaper quoted several teachers who said that when Kimbro was in his senior year at Louisville's Seneca High, he was in danger of not meeting the NCAA's 2.0 grade point average requirement. The newspaper said Seneca principal John R.