October 7th, 2015 | by CollegeAD

The Drake Group conducted a comprehensive assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current academic progress standards for participation in college athletics to determine whether these standards effectively measure success in college, and found a significant need for reform. Key among the findings was that NCAA academic measures are often public relations “smokescreens,” hiding widespread exploitation of academically underprepared athletes and academic fraud by institutions chasing financial success in Division I athletics. The Drake Group identified no easy or single solution to this failure of academic standards. The NCAA must impose multiple reforms simultaneously to hold institutions and coaches accountable for the academic success of recruited athletes. – The Drake Group, Read More

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