March Madness. . . What if?

Thoughts from Dr. Gurney
What if the NCAA used the 4 year Federal Graduation Rate from the 2012 men’s basketball reports as the threshold for post-season play in the NCAA tournament as was originally intended? 178 of 314 (57%) institutions would be ineligible. 10 institutions had a 0%
4 year FGR. Of course all of the service academies and ivy league schools’ teams are not included in athletic FGRs because no athletic related aid are offered. Just imagine the tumult if the NCAA was really serious about academic standards for participation in March Madness.

Gerald Gurney, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Adult and Higher Education
University of Oklahoma
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