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NCAA makes rules changes

Updated: May 1, 2011, 12:53 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- College basketball players will have less time to decide whether to stay in the NBA draft and college football players will be spending more time in the classroom.

The NCAA's Board of Directors adopted changes Thursday that will take effect next season and could have a significant impact on those in the two highest-profile college sports.

Football players could be suspended for up to four games, starting in 2012, if they fail to earn at least nine credit hours in the ...

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