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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."


Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2012 6:21 pm
 

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

Does anyone here actually listen to half of the players in the NFL and NBA speak or read how they type online? Absolutely baffles me that anyone can actually believe they went to class on a consistant basis and actually passed a class on their own. If you believe kids aren't being passed just based on their Athletic skill then you might actually be dumber than them.


milesbeyondU
Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: February 10, 2012 6:18 pm
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Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2012 6:17 pm
 

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

Why don't you do us all a favor and stop spewing your sour grapes all over the internet.  Fans, whether they can spell or not, are fed up with Uconn fan's self rightous feeling of entitlement, finger pointing at other programs and your dirty coach with his thug players.  No free pass or get out of jail free card this time , buddy.  So live with it!




Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2012 6:15 pm
 

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

Wow I didn't think I could hate Uconn anymore, but this is the final straw.  Grow up and accept your penalty.  You are supposed to be looking out for these kids by making sure that their grades are good so they can graduate.  Life isn't all about championships and an old miserable head coach that only cares about winning.  Uconn is an embarrassment to college athletics.  Such a pathetic move.




Since: Dec 17, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2012 5:52 pm
 

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

Hey kkubfan, it's quite apparent you didn't make it through an institute of higher learning yourself. I typically don't tool on the typos, but given the subject of this article and your incoherent spew of misspellings and grammatical errors, someone had to point it out. Do us all a favor, please, and turn off your computer and find something else to do with your time.



Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2012 5:24 pm
 

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

After all the "slap on the wrist" penalties that Uconn had only received they had better get a major slap this time.  I am sick and tired of Uconn getting bailed out and not being held accountable!  NCAA hold them accountable for crying out loud and KEEP IT!  Besides does anyone think that Uconn would cancel games of ANY importance in their "so called" self imposed penalty.  Absolutely NOT...So if they get off I'll be extremly pissed off!



Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: February 10, 2012 5:21 pm
 

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

Don't hold your breath. UConn is appealing, and the NCAA might yet change their mind.



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2012 5:05 pm
 

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

*gasp* NCAA rules actually applying to a major program?  I'm in shock.



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2012 4:53 pm
 

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

i really cant argue with this. after all the rason there are colleges is to graduate people so it will produce people technical enoughand literate enough to get a good job, and be a productive member of society. alsp most of the scholarship are atleast worth 50,000, so there need to be a return on money spent.



Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2012 4:27 pm
 

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

I am willing to bet that Calhoun's back will hurt even worse now. 


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