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Duncan urges NCAA to study grad rates

Updated: January 20, 2010, 4:24 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Poor graduation rates among some college basketball programs would improve if the NCAA linked postseason play to the number of student-athletes getting their diplomas, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday.

"They should make a rule that if you're below a certain point, you don't qualify for the tournament," Duncan told reporters at the Capitol. "And I guarantee that would fix the problem in a hurry. I promise you that. We'd fix this thing overnight."

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