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  • IRISH EYES ARE NOT SMILING FOR COTTON BOWL PARTICIPANTS

         Officials representing the Pac-10, Western Athletic, and Big
    12 conferences have sent their contracts back to the Mobil Cotton
    Bowl over a disagreement about Notre Dame's participation in
    future games.  The three conferences, who will provide team in a
    "parlay for the Cotton and Thrifty Car Rental Holiday Bowls," are
    concerned about the deal for fear that one of their teams could
    be "displaced by a mediocre Notre Dame team in the Cotton Bowl,
    which is more lucrative and prestigious than the Holiday Bowl"
    (Steve Richardson, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 1/7).
    

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  • NCAA RAISES ACADEMIC STANDARDS FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES

         The NCAA yesterday agreed to raise academic standards for
    incoming student-athletes, and refused to grant a fourth year of
    eligibility to those sidelined by the tougher rules.  However,
    the delegates did vote to lower the minimum standardized test
    score for incoming freshmen to no lower than 600 in order to
    qualify for an athletic scholarship.  The new standards will also
    require incoming freshmen to have at least a 2.0 GPA in 13 core
    courses instead of 11, and, by '96, freshman eligiblity will be
    decided by an "indexed scale that was approved three years ago."
    Judith Albino, Chair of the NCAA Presidents Commission:  "What we
    have done is reaffirm the new higher standards" (J.A. Adande,
    WASHINGTON POST, 1/10).
    

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