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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: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2012 4:02 pm
 

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

who cares your team sucks this year eat it and come back strong next year. Oh and by the way try to get a few kids to go to school and graduate



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2012 4:01 pm
 

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

It will come as news to Thug Calhoun's boys that there are classrooms at UConn. They thought all they had to do to earn the money was dribble and dunk.



Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: February 10, 2012 3:54 pm
 

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

UConn is the first university to be penalized (that I know) from the so-called Major Conferences in football or basketball for not meeting the new academic guidelines (APR). This appeal for the waiver is an exercise in futility. The NCAA has to impose the penalty or they lose what little credibility they have left. Can you imagine if a waiver were granted right off the bat? You might as well do a reset or just get rid of the APR process.




Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: February 10, 2012 3:54 pm
 

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

Message to UConn: go to class!!



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2012 3:28 pm
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