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Article "Eligibility Problem Hits Spiders Athletics Again"

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Article "Eligibility Problem Hits Spiders Athletics Again"

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This article describes the athletic eligibility problem at University of Richmond. The issue involves several athletes who do not have the required 1.6 GPA. The NCAA previously contacted Richmond about the average, which the athletic director said would not be an issue and they would just have to sign a paper saying all the athletes had the required minimum GPA; but the paper was never signed. The article states that the paper will not be signed until Richmond's new eligibility standards go into effect, which will allow the school to recruit athletes with a GPA lower than 1.6, but the new requirements still follow NCAA rules. While the athletic department works on the eligibility issue, Richmond teams cannot compete in any post-season competition. A number of track athletes were not able to go to the NCAA tournament, including Norman Williams, the team's first black athlete. The athletes know it is a complex issue that will not be fixed in one season. They are confident that by the next season the issue will be cleared up and they will be able to go to nationals. The baseball team could also be affected by this issue. If the team wins the South Carolina crown, they will not be able to play in any NCAA post-season playoffs.

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"Eligibility Problem Hits Spiders Athletics Again." The University of Richmond Collegian LVIII, no. 29, (May 14, 1971): 7 https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19710514.2.30&srpos=34&e=--1964---1986--en-20--21--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1971-05-14

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Eligibility Problem Hits Spiders Athletics Again",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed June 25, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2208.