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NCAA PRESIDENT: IT'S TIME TO ELIMINATE MINIMUM TEST SCORES

          NCAA President Cedric Dempsey said yesterday that he
     "believes the NCAA should no longer require athletes to
     achieve a minimum standardized test score in order to
     receive major college athletic scholarships and compete as
     freshmen," according to Mark Asher of the WASHINGTON POST. 
     On Tuesday, Dempsey said that he "would recommend" lowering
     the minimum acceptable test score, which has been in place
     since '83.  Yesterday, he "clarified" his remarks, saying he
     favors "eliminating the current standardized test score
     cutoff."  Currently, the minimum test score on the SAT is
     820 and on the ACT is 68.  Athletes must also have at least
     a 2.5 GPA to receive an athletic scholarship, and to
     practice and play as freshmen (WASHINGTON POST, 5/28).

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