US: Classroom failure, post-season ban

For the first time in its history, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has banned teams from post-season play for their athletes' poor academic performance, writes David Moltz for Inside Higher Ed.

Football teams from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Jacksonville State University and a men's basketball squad from Centenary College of Louisiana are the first to be punished because each has a low Academic Progress Rate - nationally comparable score the NCAA uses to judge teams based on their athletes' ability to remain in good academic standing, stay enrolled from semester to semester and ultimately graduate.
Full report on the Inside Higher Ed site