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NCAA takes action to crack down on online courses

May 30, 2010 |  9:51 am

There has been a proliferation of high school athletes trying to get NCAA eligible from poor grades by taking online courses, and the NCAA is cracking down, saying it will no longer accept online high school courses from Brigham Young University and Illinois-based American School effective Aug. 1.

Those two schools were two of the most popular used by athletes in submitting courses to the NCAA.

That's big news because several highly recruited athletes have used online courses to make up for poor performances in the classroom.

College recruiters have told prospects how to use the online courses to gain eligibility.

-- Eric Sondheimer