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17 football schools wouldn't have met APR minimum

Posted on: August 11, 2011 3:51 pm
Edited on: August 11, 2011 4:02 pm
With the NCAA’s Division 1 Board of Directors decision on Thursday to increase the average four-year APR score to 930 in order to be able to participate in the NCAA basketball tournament and bowl games, 17 of the Football Bowl Subdivision schools would not have met the APR requirement in the 2009-10 season.

Here are the football programs by conference that did not have a 930 APR in 2009-10:

ACC – Maryland, N.C. State
Big East – Louisville
Big Ten – Michigan
Pac-12 – Colorado, Washington State
Conference USA – UAB, Houston, Southern Miss, Tulsa, UTEP
Independent – Brigham Young
Mid-American – Akron
Sun Belt – Florida Atlantic, Louisiana-Monroe
WAC – Idaho, New Mexico State

Each school from the Big 12, SEC and Mountain West had at least a 930 APR.

Of the 17 schools with sub 930 APRs, eight played in bowl games last season – Maryland, N.C. State, Louisville, Michigan, Southern Miss, Tulsa, UTEP and BYU.

If the 930 APR requirement was in place, the Beef O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl (Louisville vs. Southern Miss) and New Mexico Bowl (BYU vs. UTEP) would have been seeking additional teams since their four schools would not have qualified.


Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posted on: August 19, 2011 1:09 am

17 football schools wouldn't have met APR minimum

Hatman, the idiots on FSU cheated on an automatic A online class because they were offered the answers by a TA. This study has nothing to do with that.  Nice try though.

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2011 9:56 pm

17 football schools wouldn't have met APR minimum

Do you believe these numbers are actually credable. Everything else with the NCAA and athetics is a sham. Were these grades actually earned or fabricated. Remeber the FSU cheating scandal, if I remember right it was a history of music class, and involved athletes in many sports.
This is just another front put up by NCAA. Anything they put out there anymore is about as believable as what a politician has to say. The entire system needs to go away. It is nothing but a bunch of thieves running the show seeing who can grab the most money and don't care how they do it.
 If I did what Jim Tressell did I would hide my face in shame the rest of my life. But this hypocrit with the self proclaimed high moral values has no shame because he is rich and that is all that matters to people anymore.  It is not what level you stooped its only that you got the money and these institutions then waive his 250,000 fine on top of it. I will not watch or support any of it anymore. 

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 2:12 am

17 football schools wouldn't have met APR minimum

Whats really pathetic and clearly shows media bias is the cross section of this APR story given some credence by news sites, the same ones who have mercilessly hammered The Ohio State for being such a cheating school - and wondering why the NCAA plays so nice with TOSU?

Where am I going with this? Does this APR article, or ANY major publication talking about APR tell you who the #1 TOP school is in APR Score - the shining example of APR success?

Beuller? Beuller?


The NCAA knows this, and everyone who publishes an APR story knows this. But they'd never in a million years give TOSU credit for doing anything right, let alone BETTER than anyone else in the name of academics.

Since: Feb 1, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2011 2:11 pm

17 football schools wouldn't have met APR minimum

red801, you embarrass the U with your reading comprehension.  A low APR doesn't indicate cheating, in fact it may indicate the exact opposite.  It's possible that BYU is on the list simply because they don't create pantywaist classes for the athletes to cakewalk through like most schools do.  If all schools made their athletes take real college-level classes like the rest of the students, APR's would plummet.

Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 12:26 am

17 football schools wouldn't have met APR minimum

What ? What ?  

BYU?  Heaven no, we are perfect and the best at everything.

God helps us because we are the chosen ones.

This has to be wrong, not BYU, they never cheat or do anything wrong, they are angels.    &nbs

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: August 12, 2011 3:24 am

17 football schools wouldn't have met APR minimum

What a joke and dumb school Colorado is. Not only do Colorado have dumb kids at their school but there athletes are a joke to. With a low score like that you would think little Colorado would at least have a good athletes department but they don't. No reason why the Big 12 did not give up a fight to keep Colorado. You guys in Colorado are a joke and embarrassment to the new Pac-12,

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