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NCAA considering adding 'dead periods' to help students focus on school, president says
NCAA considering adding 'dead periods' to help students focus on school, president says

COLLEGE PARK — The NCAA may need to mandate new "dead periods" to rein in the time demands on college athletes that increasingly pull them away from the classroom, NCAA president Mark Emmert said Wednesday. "One of the things that's being very actively discussed right now is the creation — it would have to be sport-by-sport, of course — for serious dead periods," Emmert told reporters following a breakfast speech to members of the Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce. Athletes would be forbidden in such periods "from going to the weight room, forbidden from having practice, forbidden from being engaged in any informal...

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