Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Jim Kleinpeter with NOLA.com is reporting that LSU freshman offensive lineman Chidi Valentine-Okeke will not report to campus on Saturday because of an eligibility issue.
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Valentine-Okeke, a 6-feet-6, 315-pounder from Decatur, Ga., had his ACT score flagged by the NCAA and might have to retake the test, the source said. Valentine-Okeke's score jumped more than the allotted four points from a previous test.
Kleinpeter reports that the next scheduled ACT testing will take place on June 13.
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Deltatiger108 months
I took the test 3 (really 4) times. Wwent from 18 as freshman to 21 as soph to 28 as senior. Mine was flagged by ACT, not school or NCAA or SEC. I contested it and had letters from principal, guidance counselor and ACT prep course administrator sent in along with transcripts showing where I had taken college algebra, trig, comp 1 and 2 before the last test. No dice. Had to retake the test and as long as the retake was within 3 pts of the 28, they would let the 28 stand. I scored another 28. Point being, if it's a legit score, then the student shouldn't have an issue retaking and scoring w/in 3 pts. This is all assuming the rules are the same.
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Catman88108 months
You will read it as long as the Eddie Lacy's of the world keep going from a level of cant tie own shoes to college material in 4 months. While LSU cant get guys in even when the NCAA approves them.
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dstone12108 months
"Bama and the SEC at it again"........How many times do I have to read about the Bama conspiracies on this board? Also, it looks like the ULL hate isn't done yet, so why detract from them?
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RandySavage109 months
Well everybody saw this coming.
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broadcaster109 months
Alabama runs the SEC plain and simple!!!!
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GeauxToBed109 months
Common core...
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GeauxToBed109 months
My ACT score jumped from a 24 to a 29 between the first and second time I took it, fwiw. Third time I got a 30. It's amazing what a prep course can do.
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CCTider109 months
Probably to avoid academic fraud like UNC did.
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GeeOH109 months
What does the act even matter? They aren't getting academic schollies! Just let am enroll and hold them to the rules for staying eligible.

My God, the whole fricking point of high school is to get smarter each year.

I wonder if a higher institution would pull an academic scholly of the kid had improved 4 points in one year?
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rickyh109 months
I know someone who took the test 4 times and scored 19 each time. But evey time he took the test his scores would change where his high from the test before would slide and the ones he did poorly in would rise. If you combined his highs on the four test his score would have been 26 or 27. Some kids just don't test well. This guy is actually very intelligent and was an A B student though out his school years.
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theBru109 months
Wow, what a tough rule, so I guess it doesn't pay to guess right for athletes on a guessing game test...Isn't it still a multiple choice test?
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Malaysian Tiger109 months
I was told by my Guidance Counselor to do the best that I could. How do you take the test and make sure you do not increase the score by 4 points. I think the Clearinghouse are Morons!!
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victoire sécurisé109 months
Well, this is a great sign that Chidi has enough talent to scare the SEC's "Competition Committee"
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themunch109 months
two years running with 5 star linemen being blocked by grades. Do other schools have this frequency with qualifying 5 star athletes?
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themunch109 months
They hate Valentines
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jg8623109 months
Well damn, I would have been very close to getting flagged since mine jumped 4 points. Is that really that big of a jump to cause someone to retake?
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The Mick109 months
Aaaaand here we go.....
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Ragin' Tiger109 months
Seems like an idiotic rule.
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Datbayoubengal109 months
Such BS.
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LouisianaLonghorn109 months
Yep....he's this year's Trevonte Valentine. If the NCAA clears him to play, you can be sure that the SEC head office will find some way to sideline him.
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