By next year, teams must graduate 50 percent of their players to be eligible for postseason play. Coaches may argue otherwise, but that's not an unreasonable standard, especially when you consider the tutors and other academic help given to athletes.
The great thing about the NCAA tournament is that everyone has a chance to succeed.
We should ask for no less when it comes to players getting their degrees.
Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at tdahlberg(ap)ap.org or http://twitter.com/timdahlberg
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