YESSSSSS! The NCAA has a proposal in front of them to make it easier to be eligible to play college football. An NCAA committee is looking to eliminate standardized test score requirements for student-athletes transitioning from high school to Division I or II colleges.
Morgan State president and NCAA Standardized Test Score Task committee head David Wilson announced the recommendation on Friday.
“This work reflects the NCAA’s commitment to continually reviewing our academic standards based on the best available data and other relevant information,” Wilson said in a statement.
“We are observing a national trend in NCAA member schools moving away from requiring standardized test scores for admissions purposes and this recommendation for athletics eligibility aligns directly with that movement.”
Before we all get too excited about the chance to go and get a bunch of kids that couldn’t get into school otherwise, remember The National Association of Basketball Coaches backed a similar plan last year — and well, it didn’t happen.
Also all of this, of course, needs approval from the NCAA itself. Which may also never happen.
“While the task force has concluded that SAT and ACT requirements should no longer be considered, additional steps have to be made in order to officially change the rules,” Bleacher Report wrote.
I am openly rooting for this. I am a Georgia fan and they are already crushing people, it isn’t even that hard of a school to get into academically, but if it was basically a walk through for elite athletes then it is time to get a new trophy case.
I mean, honestly, Alabama can already let anyone in… so give the rest of us a chance.