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.
August 30, 1999 |
As a veteran of the kindergarten trenches, teacher Liz Lozano knows how tough it can be to regiment a classroom of antsy kids, particularly very young boys. So when it came time to put her own two sons in a Los Angeles school, she didn't hesitate--to hold them back a year, that is. "We wanted [them] to develop creativity and thinking skills before starting because kindergarten is so academic now," she said.
January 9, 1992 |
The jobs of hundreds of assistant football coaches were saved Wednesday when Division I-A schools voted to change a planned revision in coaching staffs. As part of cost-cutting legislation developed by the NCAA Presidents Commission, delegates a year ago adopted a measure limiting Division I-A football coaching staffs to one head coach, eight full-time assistant coaches and four "restricted-earnings" coaches whose annual salaries could not exceed $12,000.
February 4, 1990 |
Derek Brown, a former standout running back for Servite High School, said Saturday that he has met the academic requirements under Proposition 48 and will be eligible to play football this fall at Nebraska. But that didn't stop Brown from criticizing the NCAA rule that kept him sidelined his freshman season. "I hate it," Brown said of Prop. 48. "I think it's real stupid." The proposition requires incoming freshman athletes to maintain a 2.
November 4, 1987 |
Bill Redell has resigned as assistant to the president at Cal Lutheran, a school official said Tuesday. His resignation came one month after contents of a report written and submitted to school President Jerry H. Miller by Redell calling for the school to relax academic requirements for scholarship athletes were published by The Times. Jim Buchheim, CLU sports information director, said the proposals irritated faculty members, but he stopped short of saying the report caused Redell's departure.
April 3, 1989 |
Americans widely doubt the integrity of the nation's major sports colleges, believing they commonly give secret payments and inflated grades to student athletes, a Media General-Associated Press poll has found. A majority of respondents in the national survey also suspected athletic booster clubs of making secret payments to players. And two-thirds said the colleges overemphasize sports and neglect academic standards for athletes.
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October 20, 1994 |
The Irvine Unified School District has closed the final chapter in the case of Melissa Fontes, the former Woodbridge High School cheerleader who sued the district four years ago after she was dropped from the pep squad for failing a chemistry class. Responding to an August state Supreme Court decision, the school board Tuesday ended its no-fail policy, which was found to be discriminatory by the court because it did not apply to athletes.