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11/12/2012 04:13 pm ET Updated Jan 12, 2013

Need 3 Quick Credits To Play Ball? Call Western Oklahoma | The Chronicle Of Higher Education

You've probably never heard of Western Oklahoma State College. But call almost any major athletics department, and staff there know it well.

Its name comes up whenever athletes get themselves in a jam: They've failed a class. They've dropped another. Maybe they're just short on credits. But they still want to play.

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