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Poll: 67 percent of NCAA fans believe rule-breaking common in programs

More than two-thirds of sports fans believe college sports programs commonly break NCAA rules during recruitment and training, according to a survey by Marist Poll.

That number, 67 percent to be precise, is up from the same poll released last year when 55 percent of fans said they believed rule-breaking was a common practice.

The poll also found that 95 percent of fans thought college athletes should be required to go to class and focus on their studies; 21 percent believed top college athletes should be offered a scholarship and a salary, rather than just a scholarship.