From the day he was hired, Coach Sylvester Croom has stressed his personal emphasis on academics. While he doesn't expect the entire roster to make the University honor roll, the coach does demand every Bulldog to do what non-athletes are supposed to do every day of the week."/>

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<img src="http://www.genespage.com/images/01secofficials/seclogo.jpg" align="left"> From the day he was hired, Coach Sylvester Croom has stressed his personal emphasis on academics. While he doesn't expect the entire roster to make the University honor roll, the coach does demand every Bulldog to do what non-athletes are supposed to do every day of the week.

"It just surprises me that a kid who takes a scholarship to go to college is not going to class," he said, rubbing a sore spot on the program's reputation in recent years. So, Croom is willing to surprise his charges if necessary, such as going to campus classes on occasion himself. Including during summer school, as he did last week to the great regret of a not-to-be-named Bulldog. "I dropped in...

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