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Maryland loses three scholarships for the fall

Posted on: April 4, 2011 10:58 am
Edited on: April 4, 2011 11:07 am
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

As Maryland's new head football coach, Randy Edsall is trying to put in place new standards and practices that will mark his era as the face of the Terps' program.  Unfortunately, he will still have to deal with some of the consequences from the old regime.  Maryland's football program will lose three scholarships for the 2011-2012 season for failure to meet the NCAA standards on Academic Progress Rate (APR).  Maryland's football APR score from 2009-2010 will be 922, three points below the 925 mark for avoiding penalties.

"We already have a system in place to deal with and rectify the situation," Edsall said in an official release.  The APR was created by the NCAA to measure real-time academic progress over a four year span.  The numbers are calculated annually, and Maryland's score will reflect the performance from 2006-2007 to 2009-2010.

"The APR gives us a four-year look at past performance, which unfortunately was not as good as we would have liked," said athletic director Kevin Anderson. "We do feel, though, that with changes in our staffs and processes, we will get a fresh perspective on how best to ensure we reach and surpass our goals academically in the future."

Edsall has already made headlines for his conduct and appearance changes to the football program. Gone are baseball caps, do-rags, and earrings from the Gossett Football Team House. Players may have facial hair, but only if it is neatly trimmed. It is all part of a stricter approach that includes a strong focus on academics.

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Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: April 6, 2011 11:17 am
 

Maryland loses three scholarships for the fall

Typical buckeye nonsense.  the school came out and gave tressel a suspension.  he accepted it knowing they didnb't have the facts, and the NCAA had to know there was more to it if the school was was supending him, they give him a couple more games.woopty do.   they alreay landed the millions from teh bowl apprearance and merchandise. not to mention what th players got for selling it. 

Dude, you don't know what you are talking about.  I was respondig to someone who said OSU, UNC and Auburn got off with "Nothing" in the way of punishment.  OSU has self-imposed a 5 game suspension and a $250K fine on Tressel, and it is up to the NCAA to decide whether that is sufficient or not.  I also said it was likely that the NCAA will add additional punishment. How is that "typical Buckeye nonsense"?  I've simply been acknowledging facts.

OSU's share of the Sugar Bowl money was not all that great, and after all expenses are tallied, the school is fortunate if they are $100-200 K ahead .  Lots of schools lost money on bowls.  Not to mention, OSU was going to bring in roughly the same bowl revenue whether the Tat-5 were allowed to play or not.  The kids selling memorabilia is a separate issue, for which they are scheduled to be punished with a 5-game suspension.  Keep in mind that all the kids got out of selling their stuff was a little money to put gas in their cars and have a bit of pocket change.  Yes, they still broke a rule, but you make it sound like they were getting rich off of the deal.  Just like you make it sound like OSU was getting unfairly rich and going unpunished.  Clearly this is not the case.

the fact tressel has a job speaks volumes about how highly OSU regards it's accademics.  at least MD didn't cry about they said they are working on fixing it. end of story. 

OSU is not the one with academic problems, and I take offense to your BS innuendo.  The Buckeyes met the APR (Academic Progress Report) requirements easily, and in fact have led the Big Ten in All-Academic player honors the past several years.  So yes, one of the reasons Tressel still has a job is because the Buckeyes have been doing well academically, and OSU takes that very seriously.  Maryland had the APR problems, and they are dealing with it.  End of story.



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: April 6, 2011 12:37 am
 

Maryland loses three scholarships for the fall

"The NCAA is likely to impose additional sanctions on the Buckeyes.  You need to realize that the NCAA rarely does anything swiftly.  So it is premature to say OSU has received "Nothing!" in the way of punishment.  As for Maryland, this APR system has been in place for several years.  At this point, it is pretty cut and dried...either you make the grade academically or you don't.  So the NCAA is in a position to act quickly on APR matters."


Typical buckeye nonsense.  the school came out and gave tressel a suspension.  he accepted it knowing they didnb't have the facts, and the NCAA had to know there was more to it if the school was was supending him, they give him a couple more games.woopty do.   they alreay landed the millions from teh bowl apprearance and merchandise. not to mention what th players got for selling it. 

the fact tressel has a job speaks volumes about how highly OSU regards it's accademics.  at least MD didn't cry about they said they are working on fixing it. end of story. 

the NCAA had enough info to act swiftly,even if they ddn't have the whole story.  and if they didn't feel they had enough then they shuold have waitied all together to throw the book at tressel and OSU. 











Since: Aug 25, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2011 9:18 pm
 

Maryland loses three scholarships for the fall

I agree with you, no doubt. You do have to admit that the NCAA has some pretty clear cut rules but they play out differently for different schools. They took months to decided the Dez Bryant issue, but Cam Newton took only 24 hours. It's comical that people defend the indefenseable. I think the academic standards are very important and Maryland took it on the chin with three scollys, but man with money changing hands, a known coach working for an agent, forwarded e mails, ect...it will take years, it will affect kids who had nothing to do with it (ala USC) and it's not that complicated. 



Since: Oct 7, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2011 8:00 pm
 

Maryland loses three scholarships for the fall

This school's sports programs are deffinately on the decline. The football and basketball teams do not know how to protect the boarders of a State rich in talent. PSU. WVA, CT, Rutgers, Pitt and noe even Temple waltz into the DC Metro area and Baltimore City and simply walk the talent home. 
To bring in an AD from ARMY with a rich history od doing nothing in any sport to replace Yow, speaks volumes to thge schools commitment to quality athletics.
The failure of the school to recruit a top rate class in hoops after winning an NCAA title started the downfall of that program. Football geru Ralph, ran the program to the ground. He had his best year, with players another coach recruited when he first arrived. Williams is approaching Papa Jo status. His remarks regarding the former AD Yow were uncalled for. while she was AD Maryland won both the men's and ladies NCAA Championships. 
Edsall was probably the third choice of the school to take over the program. Why even Rick Leasch steered clear of the campus in the Free State. 
Maryland has become a bottom feeder program in both hoops and football with along way to go to rise to it's former levels of excellence.    



Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 6:25 pm
 

Maryland loses three scholarships for the fall

Afterall it is his butt on the line so if the young men do not agree to this then I say move on to another school
My point exactly -- the kids WILL move on to other schools, not necessarily the current players, but the recruits



Since: Aug 4, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2011 5:56 pm
 

Maryland loses three scholarships for the fall

Not sure what you are thinking but as far as I know the coach still has control of the team not the players. I think if you look at Auburn, UNC, and Ohio State the players maybe had to much say. To play football is a privaledge not a right and if the Head Coach says no caps then no caps, if he says no long hair then no long hair. Afterall it is his butt on the line so if the young men do not agree to this then I say move on to another school.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2011 4:19 pm
 

Maryland loses three scholarships for the fall

The funny part is all the stuff going on with Auburn and OSU and UNC last season and what....what...Nothing! Well, maybe UNC a little but guys from the other schools played all season, in bowl games, won awards and Maryland is under by 3 points on an academic scale and the punishment is swift and kind of stiff....Good to know it's not about money NCAA.


I won't comment on Auburn and UNC, but the OSU issue is far from played out.  The NCAA is likely to impose additional sanctions on the Buckeyes.  You need to realize that the NCAA rarely does anything swiftly.  So it is premature to say OSU has received "Nothing!" in the way of punishment.  As for Maryland, this APR system has been in place for several years.  At this point, it is pretty cut and dried...either you make the grade academically or you don't.  So the NCAA is in a position to act quickly on APR matters.


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Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2011 12:23 pm
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Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 12:12 pm
 

Maryland loses three scholarships for the fall

I couldn't care less about Maryland football, but not letting guys were baseball caps??  C'mon Man!!  You mean to tell me that a guy with an earring or do-rag can't/won't take academics seriously??  What a joke!!  And who is the judge/jury on what is considered 'neatly trimmed' facial hair??  Maybe Edsall should spend more time on X's and O's and less time on trying to run a boot camp --  I guarantee this will negatively impact recruiting -- what 18 year old kid wants to promise 4 years of their life to a dictator?




Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 9:29 am
 

Maryland loses three scholarships for the fall

So the moral of the story is you better cheat and win than learn....


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