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UC regents table proposal to link coaches' bonuses to athletes' grades
UC regents table proposal to link coaches' bonuses to athletes' grades

After spirited debate over how to improve student athletes' classroom performance, the University of California regents on Thursday blocked a proposed new policy that would have linked coaches' compensation to their teams' grades and graduation rates. Several regents, including Gov. Jerry Brown, said they thought the plan's academic standards were too low and would have little impact because all but one of the more than 120 UC varsity teams already meet them. Other regents said they were worried that UC would lose important athletes to other schools if the requirements were set too high and that some low-income and minority students could lose an avenue to...

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