http://us.cnn.com/2014/01/07/us/ncaa-athletes-reading-scores/index.html?c=homepage-t I hope this link works! I saw this story on CNN today. Thoughts? Personal experiences? Sadly, this doesn't surprise me at all. I feel very strongly that this kind of higher education should not be manipulated to just pass people, regardless of their status. It devalues other people's diplomas and wastes resources (this I think it's arguable since many universities have athletic departments that can support themselves). I think it's great that underprivileged students can get to school on athletic scholarships, but I don't think they deserve to be there solely for their athletic abilities. I do wonder how these students passed through middle school, and then high school, reading at a third grade level. This is a deeper problem with sports, apathy, culture, etc, than just universities passing illiterate students.