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Thread: New Eligibility Rules for Freshmen - Scheduled to take effect August 1, 2015

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    New Eligibility Rules for Freshmen - Scheduled to take effect August 1, 2015

    I haven't followed this issue much. Seems like it will change how new recruits look at their high school academic careers.

    http://pittsburgh.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1357460

    "The new initial-eligibility requirements consist of two significant changes. First is the creation of the academic redshirt. Currently there is one sliding scale to determine eligibility; a prospective student-athlete (PSA) must have the right balance of GPA in core courses and SAT or ACT scores in order to be eligible.

    Under the new system, the NCAA will add a second sliding scale, which has higher requirements (the core GPA is .45 points higher than on the first scale). The first sliding scale is the same as the current scale, but a PSA who meets the requirements on that scale is only eligible for financial aid and practice in his or her first year. In order to participate in competition, the PSA must meet the requirements of the second sliding scale.

    For example, a PSA with a core GPA of 2.30 and an SAT score of 900 would be eligible to receive financial aid and practice in his or her first year but not participate in competition; in order to participate in competition, that PSA with a 2.30 GPA would need an SAT score of at least 1080. (Note: SAT scores are math and critical reading only).

    The NCAA has also set 2.30 as the minimum core GPA for a PSA to be eligible for competition. On the current scale, a core GPA of 2.00 is the baseline for eligibility, but on the new scale, a PSA with that core GPA would not be eligible to compete in his or first year. Instead, he or she would have to take an academic redshirt (provided the SAT or ACT score meets the requirements) and then meet college academic eligibility standards as a freshman."

    Nebraska should be fine.

    I think this will be interesting to see how it affects the SEC, and programs of the powerhouse basketball schools.
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    I agree. They should use the scale for all classes though, not just freshmen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskerFanz View Post
    I agree. They should use the scale for all classes though, not just freshmen.
    Yea like for 4th year sophomores, 6 year juniors and 8th year seniors







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