Board proposes tougher standards

Updated: August 12, 2010, 9:48 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Men's basketball players may have to give up those summer vacations to focus on academics.

On Thursday, the NCAA's board of directors agreed to back a new proposal requiring incoming freshmen to have their academic records assessed by university officials. Those in need of additional classwork would have to take at least six credit hours during summer school, earning at least three credits, to become eligible in the fall.

In addition, school officials would have to ...

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