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Focus (Athletics vs. Intellect) #577343

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 22, 1990
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Kur) Impact of Proposition 48, which sets academic standards for college-bound and college athletes, examined; details given of case of basketball player Curt Smith, recruited by Temple University, but failing to reach NCAA standards. [SMITH - accepts blame.] [Coach John CHANEY - comments.] [Basketball camp academic director Frank DuBOIS - says NCAA has to put bucks into remedial work.] [Northeastern University Richard LAPCHICK - comments.] NCAA noted trying to come up with a test standard that takes different educational backgrounds into account. Most recruits found ineligible under Proposition 48 noted to be black.

Kur, Bob;
Utley, Garrick

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