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UConn's waiver to play in '13 NCAA tourney denied

Posted on: February 10, 2012 2:55 pm
Edited on: February 10, 2012 3:02 pm
 

By Jeff Goodman

UConn's waiver request to play in the NCAA tournament next season was denied by the NCAA. 

The school released a statement on Friday, and also said it will appeal the decision to the NCAA Division I Committee on Academic Performance Subcommittee on Appeals.

The waiver was submitted to the NCAA as a result of the UConn men’s basketball team’s poor performance in the Academic Progress Rate (APR). The school also said it would schedule fewer games - a total of 26 - in an effort to focus more on academics. That's four fewer than what is allowed by the NCAA. 

 “We are deeply disappointed that our request for a waiver was denied, but we look forward to continuing in the process,” UConn President Susan Herbst said in the statement. “We continue to believe that we have made a very compelling case in our waiver to the NCAA and we are pleased with the recent outstanding academic success of our men’s basketball student-athletes."


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Since: Oct 14, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2012 9:13 pm
 

UConn's waiver to play in '13 NCAA tourney denied

Full disclosure: I live in Mansfield, CT. If UConn sues, and they should, they will win because this was ex post facto. That will never fly in the courts. Debate whatever else you wish to debate but this is the critical piece.


oz1964
Since: Jan 3, 2012
Posted on: February 10, 2012 8:46 pm
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Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2012 8:44 pm
 

UConn's waiver to play in '13 NCAA tourney denied

Jonvi,


I actually agree with here. I am totally against expost facto-ism......I like the NCAA rule, but it needs to have a starting point when the rule was in place.   



Since: May 13, 2010
Posted on: February 10, 2012 7:51 pm
 

UConn's waiver to play in '13 NCAA tourney denied

 

 

Reposting because I mis-spelled a key word messng up my post.

I feel for UConn here because if the rule didn't change, they would not be in violation.  It changed and their previous years count.  That doesn't seem right to me.  This is no different than telling a studed student in 2010, a 2.0 is passing.  Then changing the rule in 2012 stating a 2.5 is passing and a 2.4 is failing.  Then telling that same student he failed the previous two years because we changed the rules.

I know many of you want to hate on UConn...go for it.  They've been a thorn in my side for years.  But wrong is wrong.  Changing the rules and back dating the results is a fraud in itself.   

Now if you just want to get UConn....it worked.  Nice shot man.  

This rule became public at the end of last bball season.  Because the rule takes the previous four year period of evaluation, though UConn WAS in compliance the last four years....because of the rule change, they are no longer in complaiance....again...over the last four years.  That just isn't right. 



Since: Jul 13, 2010
Posted on: February 10, 2012 6:52 pm
 

UConn's waiver to play in '13 NCAA tourney denied

So, UConn is upset about their waiver to play in the '13 tournament being denied...big deal. They are being held up to the rules the NCAA set up to insure minimal standards are being met to graduate the athletes that they haven't met.. Whose fault is that?? The entire athletic department at UConn is at fault, especially the self-righteous coach Calhoun. This decision should be upheld and they should pay the price for not meeting the standards. If they don't meet the standards for 2014, that's their own fault.



Since: May 13, 2010
Posted on: February 10, 2012 6:51 pm
 

UConn's waiver to play in '13 NCAA tourney denied

I feel for UConn here because if the rule didn't change, they would not be in violation.  It changed and their previous years count.  That doesn't seem right to me.  This is no different than telling a studed in 2010, a 2.0 is passing.  Then changing the rule in 2012 stating a 2.5 is passing and a 2.4 is failing.  Then telling a student he failed the previous two years because we changed the rules.

I know many of you want to hate on UConn...go for it.  They've been a thorn in my side for years.  But wrong is wrong.  Changing the rules and back dating the results is a fraud in itself.   

Now if you just want to get UConn....it worked.  Nice shot man.   



Since: Dec 21, 2010
Posted on: February 10, 2012 6:26 pm
 

UConn's waiver to play in '13 NCAA tourney denied

Why not do something meaningful?  Make them vacate their national championship for 2011.  It's about time the NCAA put some teeth in their rulings.  Coach's Calhoun and Calapari are two of the most crooked coaches to ever coach the game.  It is time to get rid of both of them and remove them completly from college coaching. 


milesbeyondU
Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: February 10, 2012 6:23 pm
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Since: Dec 12, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2012 6:22 pm
 

UConn's waiver to play in '13 NCAA tourney denied

Funny how a UMass fan is crying about UConn.....

Calipari never cheated????

And your a Pats fan crying about cheating Yawk?....i mean Redseat??????



milesbeyondU
Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: February 10, 2012 6:21 pm
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