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Louisville loses three scholarships

Posted on: May 20, 2011 12:53 pm
 
By Brett McMurphy
CBSSports.com Senior Writer
 
Louisville will lose three of its 25 football scholarship this year due to substandard academic progress rate (APR) scores, the school announced Friday.
 
The Cardinals' 2009-10 four-year APR for football for the period from 2006-10 is 908, below the minimum required mark of 925. In anticipation of the scholarship reduction, Louisville only signed 21 student-athletes in its 2011. Louisville will still be allowed its full allotment of 85 scholarship players.
 
"Continuity and stability among our coaching staffs lends itself to better performance and unfortunately our football student-athletes endured three football coaches in four years," UL athletic director Tom Jurich said in a statement.  "We want to improve our figures rapidly and I'm impressed with the measures Charlie Strong has implemented in our football program.  I'm confident that we are our currently headed in the right direction.  We have already addressed the penalties and have put it behind us."
 
Second-year head coach Charlie Strong has emphasized improving the team's APR rate and the Cardinals have already made strides.  Twenty-one of the 23 seniors who will be included in the 2010-11 APR report either have already graduated or are expected to graduate in August 2011.  In the classroom, the team's GPA has also risen over the last three semesters.
 
Louisville coach Charlie Strong said he will make it a priority in improving the team's APR rate. The school said 21 of the Cardinals' 23 seniors, which will be included in next year's APR report, have already graduated or are expected to graduate. Also, the team's GPA has increased in the last three semesters.  
 
The schools has taken several measures to improve its APR scores, including include adding academic support staff, which will provide better monitoring and support. Also more frequent progress reports will be addressed with the coaching staff and additional consequences have been established for failure to meet academic requirements.
Comments

Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: May 23, 2011 1:05 pm
 

Louisville loses three scholarships

You have a valid point with a coaching transition, but you are a little off regarding players leaving the team.  If they leave ineligible, yes, it is held against them (as it should), but if they are eligible and leave for professional athletics, it is not held against them.  If they transfer to another 4-year college and are strong academically, it is not held against them. 

And remaining eligible from term to term in accordance with NCAA bylaws seems like a pretty good indicator of academic success. 



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: May 21, 2011 11:38 am
 

Louisville loses three scholarships

Congratulations to the University of Louisville and their school of medicine research center.  Recently they made a medical breakthrough that could help paralyzed people.  It was reported that new electro treatments to a man paralyzed allowed him to stand on his own.


Back to football...  Not all schools are the same academically, in fact there's an enormous difference between an internet education experience from the Univ. of Auburn (not to mention University officials forced football players into; to allow more time to play-practice football) and a real brick and mortar academic education at any Big East school.



Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: May 21, 2011 10:45 am
 

Louisville loses three scholarships

This only involves the Cardinals' 2009-10 four-year APR for football for the period from 2006-10.  Basketball players who leave early are not counted in determining the APR for the football team. 



Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: May 21, 2011 10:17 am
 

Louisville loses three scholarships

I would love to know what their "majors" were.



Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: May 21, 2011 10:15 am
 

Louisville loses three scholarships

Grades up.....wins down.  What else is new?



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: May 21, 2011 2:30 am
 

Louisville loses three scholarships

Yes and some take about 16 years to graduate. But they graduated!



Since: Apr 26, 2008
Posted on: May 20, 2011 2:23 pm
 

Louisville loses three scholarships

Not a Louisville fan... but this APR rate is flawed.  When there is a staff transition, it is held against a team.  When basketball players leave early, it is held against a team.  And how do you measure academic success anyway?  Some people take 5 years to graduate.  So what? 


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