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UCLA’s Academic Failures Push Bruins to Brink of NCAA Ineligibility

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Chris Smith #5 of the UCLA Bruins looks to pass against Luguentz Dort #0 of the Arizona State Sun Devils during a quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 basketball tournament at T-Mobile Arena on March 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The malaise afflicting the Pac-12’s major sports cannot be traced exclusively to missteps and miscalculations at the conference office.

USC and UCLA are dragging everyone into their shared morass of losing on the field, underperforming on the court, mid-season coaching dismissals, 5-star attrition, federal bribery charges, pay-for-admissions scandals and much more — some of which zooms past embarrassing and into the realm of heinous.

And now, folks, there’s a simmering academic problem in Westwood.

The UCLA basketball team is in danger of being ruled ineligible for the NCAA Tournament in coming seasons under new coach Mick Cronin.

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