Thursday, April 29, 2004

New NCAA academic reform package

Well, it looks like a new academic reform package will be put in place that requires athletes to make steady progress towards their degree, and Coach Hewitt does not seem to like the new proposal any better than the one already in place.

Coach Hewitt:
"Two things are going to happen out of this rule - athletes are going to be encouraged to take the easiest major possible, and if you decide to change majors and you don't have the necessary credits in your major, you're going to become ineligible," Hewitt said.

You know what - he is right. You start penalizing schools by taking away 'ships if players are not making enough academic progress and you are going to see more "basket weaving" majors than ever before. How many engineering majors do think we will really see among our student athletes - not many.