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CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 02, 1986
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) NCAA's new regulation, Proposition 48, setting minimum academic achievement for eligibility in college sports, examined; player Rumeal Robinson cited as example Details outlined on screen; scenes shown. [Texas Christian Univ. coach Jimmy WACKER - praises new rule.] Basis of criticism of regulation explained. [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) president Benjamin HOOKS - cites inner city students' poor academic preparation for college.] Revelation that late Len Bias and others were failing classes despite being allowed to play basketball recalled. [University of Maryland Chancellor John SLAUGHTER - blames HS.] [Prof. Jan KEMP - believes corruption is rampant.] Kemp's successful suit against University of Georgia recalled.

Braver, Rita;
Spencer, Susan

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