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NCAA Task Force Recommends Major Change To Eligibility Requirements

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More big changes could be on the way for college sports, as an NCAA committee is looking to eliminate standardized test score requirements for student-athletes transitioning from high school to Division I or II colleges.

Morgan State president and NCAA Standardized Test Score Task committee head David Wilson announced the recommendation on Friday.

“This work reflects the NCAA’s commitment to continually reviewing our academic standards based on the best available data and other relevant information,” Wilson said in a statement.

“We are observing a national trend in NCAA member schools moving away from requiring standardized test scores for admissions purposes and this recommendation for athletics eligibility aligns directly with that movement.”

The National Association of Basketball Coaches backed a similar plan last year. But all of this, of course, needs approval from the NCAA itself.

“While the task force has concluded that SAT and ACT requirements should no longer be considered, additional steps have to be made in order to officially change the rules,” Bleacher Report wrote.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. Removing admissions standards will result in a lot more students attending colleges for which they are not prepared, and then being unsuccessful in their academics. For this reason, I would think those who believe athletes are being “used” by universities would be opposed to eliminating test scores from consideration.

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