April 8, 2022

Six Percent of FBS Schools Have Plans to Provide Academic Bonuses

Less than two years after the NCAA was forced by a federal judge to allow schools to pay each of their athletes up to $5,980 per year as a reward for academic performance, only 22 of 130 FBS-level schools say they have a plan in place to do so. A ...

August 28, 2017

Ohio school district adopts 1.0 GPA requirement for athletes

Dayton Public Schools (Ohio) last week lowered its academic standards for athletes, requiring students to carry a 1.0 GPA to remain eligible for sports. The district's Board of Education voted 4-1 in favor of the new policy. The one board member w...

November 28, 2016

Minneapolis student-athletes report higher GPA, grad rates

Minneapolis Public Schools last year graduated 99 percent of student-athletes, a significantly higher rate than those who did not participate in interscholastic sports. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that just seven of the district's 666 st...

August 18, 2016

Baltimore considers first GPA standards for prep athletes

Baltimore's school board is considering the city's first GPA requirements for high school students who want to participate in athletics. According to The Baltimore Sun, the proposal would establish a 1.75 minimum GPA for student-athletes beginning...

August 4, 2015

Indiana school board votes to lower GPA standards for athletes

The South Bend Community School Corp. (Indiana) voted Monday to relax the academic requirements for student-athletes, allowing most to maintain a sub-2.0 GPA and still retain their eligibility. [caption id="attachment_13636" align="alignright" wid...

June 30, 2014

NCAA Re-Opens Investigation Into Academic Misconduct at UNC

From CBSSports.comThe University of North Carolina has announced the NCAA is coming back to campus and effectively re-opening a 2011 investigation into academic impropriety involving former student-athletes at the school. The investigation, which vag...


Passion for Athletics and Academics

Sponsored By:Passion for Academics and AthleticsSt. Anthony Village (Minneapolis) athletics and activities assistant Summer Minnich believes the high grade point averages among student-athletes can be attributed to their passion for athletics transla...


The Overlake School: Maintaining The Balance Between Academics & Athletics

Sponsored By:Maintaining The Balance Between Academics & AthleticsThe Overlake School (Redmond, Wash.) maintains a good balance between academics and athletics by having everyone on the same page, says Upper School Head Gerald Buhaly....