More Semesters for Athletes, Fewer Academic Problems?

Larry Goren, Four Seam Images, AP Images

The North Carolina Tar Heels baseball team traveled to UCLA for a game earlier this year (above). Long practice hours and constant road games can make it tough for college athletes to succeed academically during their competitive seasons.
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The root of many problems in big-time college sports could be traced to one basic conflict: You can’t do two things full-time. That’s how Steven King sees it, anyway.

If you’re dedicating 40 hours a week to your sport, as many college athletes...

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