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Published March 11, 1999
The AP's Jim Litke notes the two NCAA legal setbacks this week, one being the Philadelphia ruling that the NCAA cannot "force member schools to use" a minimum score of 820 on the SAT's as a measurement of whether incoming freshman are eligible to play sports, and the other being the NCAA's settlement in the restricted earnings case. Litke: "Twice in as many days, the NCAA has been found lacking the same thing for which it has smacked many a school. It appears to have lost institutional control. ... There is a temptation to chalk up the organization's woes to an increasingly litigious society, but it would be more accurate to think of the NCAA as a corrupt cop, arrogant and sloppy after collecting bag money for years from the schools it is supposed to be protecting" (AP/K.C. STAR, 3/11)....College basketball referees may be "required to undergo a background check designed to root out anyone with illegal gambling connections" before officiating in next year's NCAA basketball tournament (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 3/11).