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Top high school team forfeits season

on March 02, 2014 1:15 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Curie Metropolitan High School's basketball team, ranked among the best in the nation, has forfeited this year's games because several players were academically ineligible to compete.

Chicago Public Schools said seven players on Curie's 24-1 varsity team were ineligible from the start of the 2013-14 season. Student athletes in the district must maintain a 2.0 GPA to participate in sports, or have an individual study plan in place to help them improve academically.

District CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett says Curie's head coach Michael Oliver has been suspended.

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