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June 9, 2010 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers is No. 1 in college football, at least academically. According to the NCAA's latest figures for academic progress rate, the Scarlet Knights led all Football Bowl Subdivision members with a score of 992. The score was the best ever posted by a football program in the football bowl subdivision, topping the previous record of 986 set by Stanford in 2008. The four-year APR score covered the academic years of 2005-06 through 2008-09. It marked the third straight year that Rutgers football team was ranked in the top three nationally in multiyear APR rates, the only public university to do so. Air Force (988)
SPORTS
March 9, 2005 | By Patrick Kerkstra INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Turns out it was Temple University officials - not the NCAA - who were responsible for the botched numbers in an NCAA report published last week on the academic performance of the school's athletic programs. Temple president David Adamany, who last week questioned the accuracy of the NCAA's calculations, acknowledged yesterday that his university had supplied the association with bad data. "A compliance officer who was leaving the university prepared Temple's data incorrectly.
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August 12, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
LESS THAN 24 hours after NCAA president Mark Emmert called for immediate changes in college sports, the NCAA's board of directors approved a measure that would include postseason bans if teams fall below the new Academic Progress Rate cutline. The new mark for the 4-year rolling average will increase from 900 to 930. In October, NCAA leaders will consider when the new rules will take effect. At this week's 2-day presidential retreat in Indianapolis, Emmert and South Florida president Judy Genshaft , the board's chairwoman, have stressed the need for stronger sanctions for NCAA rule-breakers, a major edit of the massive, 439-page rule book and tougher academic standards for incoming freshmen and junior-college transfers.
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October 28, 2011 | Los Angeles Times
The NCAA board of directors promised a busy meeting this week in Indianapolis - and it delivered Thursday with a series of significant changes. The board adopted a much-anticipated proposal that will allow universities to boost their athletic scholarships by as much as $2,000 to cover the full cost of attendance. It also set higher classroom standards that could keep some prominent teams out of the postseason and force incoming freshmen to spend an "academic redshirt" year on the sideline.
SPORTS
April 6, 2012
Venus Williams kept up with sister Serena by winning a third-round match Thursday in the Family Circle Cup, moving one step closer to an all-Williams semifinal in Charleston, S.C. Venus defeated Anastasia Rodionova of Russia, 7-5, 6-2, continuing her strong comeback from an autoimmune disease that sidelined her for more than six months. Serena also advanced to the quarterfinals, ousting Marina Erakovic of New Zealand, 6-2, 6-2. France captain Guy Forget picked Gilles Simon , who has a sore back, to play against John Isner of the United States in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.
SPORTS
March 1, 2005 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The NCAA's new method for measuring the academic performance of athletes would penalize teams at more than 50 percent of Division I schools if they were to take effect immediately, NCAA officials said yesterday. Overall, 29 percent of teams in football, 23 percent in baseball, and 19 percent in men's basketball would fall below the Academic Progress Rate (APR) cut line of 925, according to NCAA data. Those were the only sports with averages that fell below the cut line. The APR formula, created in response to concerns about low graduation rates at many of the nation's premier sports schools, will penalize colleges whose athletes are academically ineligible when they leave school.
SPORTS
January 11, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
The NCAA approved the first phase of a landmark academic reform package yesterday under which about 30 percent of Division I football teams would have lost scholarships had it been implemented immediately. On the final day of the NCAA convention in Grapevine, Texas, the Division I Board of Directors approved the Academic Progress Rate, the standard teams in every sport must reach beginning in the 2005-06 school year to avoid scholarship reductions. Schools will receive warning reports in the next few weeks that let them know which of their teams fall below the APR set by the Division I Committee on Academic Performance.
SPORTS
January 11, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The NCAA approved the first phase of a landmark academic-reform package yesterday under which about 30 percent of Division I football teams would have lost scholarships had it been implemented immediately. On the last day of the NCAA convention, the Division I Board of Directors approved the Academic Progress Rate (APR), the standard teams in every sport must reach beginning in the 2005-06 school year to avoid scholarship reductions. The Academic Performance Program applies to every men's and women's sport, more than 5,000 teams at the 325 Division I schools.
NEWS
March 5, 2005
Are the athletic directors who write NCAA rules on who can play college sports so weary of dumb-jock jokes that they go out of their way to make the regulations complex? The NCAA's new rules on academic eligibility are darn near indecipherable. The 11-person committee that wrote them includes five assistant or head athletic directors, a sports information director, and the commissioner of an athletic conference. Flaws in the formula already have weakened the rules' credibility, which may make it easier for schools to ignore them.
SPORTS
January 3, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Like many basketball coaches, Villanova's Jay Wright is focused solely on his team's next opponent, which is St. John's on Wednesday night, and not on anything else, like the fact that it's the Wildcats' first game of the final season of the Big East as he is used to seeing it. "Honestly, I have not thought about that for one second," Wright said Monday. But since he was asked . . . "As a kid, I grew up watching the Big East with Walter Berry and Stewart Granger and John Pinone and Chris Mullin," he said.
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January 3, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Like many basketball coaches, Villanova's Jay Wright is focused solely on his team's next opponent, which is St. John's on Wednesday night, and not on anything else, like the fact that it's the Wildcats' first game of the final season of the Big East as he is used to seeing it. "Honestly, I have not thought about that for one second," Wright said Monday. But since he was asked . . . "As a kid, I grew up watching the Big East with Walter Berry and Stewart Granger and John Pinone and Chris Mullin," he said.
SPORTS
April 6, 2012
Venus Williams kept up with sister Serena by winning a third-round match Thursday in the Family Circle Cup, moving one step closer to an all-Williams semifinal in Charleston, S.C. Venus defeated Anastasia Rodionova of Russia, 7-5, 6-2, continuing her strong comeback from an autoimmune disease that sidelined her for more than six months. Serena also advanced to the quarterfinals, ousting Marina Erakovic of New Zealand, 6-2, 6-2. France captain Guy Forget picked Gilles Simon , who has a sore back, to play against John Isner of the United States in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.
SPORTS
October 28, 2011 | Los Angeles Times
The NCAA board of directors promised a busy meeting this week in Indianapolis - and it delivered Thursday with a series of significant changes. The board adopted a much-anticipated proposal that will allow universities to boost their athletic scholarships by as much as $2,000 to cover the full cost of attendance. It also set higher classroom standards that could keep some prominent teams out of the postseason and force incoming freshmen to spend an "academic redshirt" year on the sideline.
SPORTS
August 18, 2011 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
It's hard to blame Al Golden if he isn't thinking clearly. His claim that taking over the Temple football program "prepared me for" the avalanche of sludge that is about to engulf him at the University of Miami is somewhere between denial and outright madness. Golden also told reporters Wednesday morning that he hadn't yet read the devastating Yahoo.com report, which was based on 11 months of cooperation with Nevin Shapiro - who is to college football boosters what Dr. Hannibal Lecter was to psychiatrists.
SPORTS
August 12, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
LESS THAN 24 hours after NCAA president Mark Emmert called for immediate changes in college sports, the NCAA's board of directors approved a measure that would include postseason bans if teams fall below the new Academic Progress Rate cutline. The new mark for the 4-year rolling average will increase from 900 to 930. In October, NCAA leaders will consider when the new rules will take effect. At this week's 2-day presidential retreat in Indianapolis, Emmert and South Florida president Judy Genshaft , the board's chairwoman, have stressed the need for stronger sanctions for NCAA rule-breakers, a major edit of the massive, 439-page rule book and tougher academic standards for incoming freshmen and junior-college transfers.
SPORTS
August 12, 2011
Less than 24 hours after NCAA president Mark Emmert called for immediate changes in college sports, the group's board of directors approved a measure Thursday that would include postseason bans if teams fall below the new Academic Progress Rate cutline. The new mark for the four-year rolling average will increase from 900 to 930. In October, NCAA leaders will consider when the rules will take effect. The APR measures classroom performances of Division I student-athletes, with each school receiving a point for each student-athlete it retains and each one it graduates.
SPORTS
June 10, 2010
Nebraska could be on its way to the Big Ten by Friday. The university's Board of Regents on Wednesday evening amended the agenda for its previously scheduled Friday meeting to include a briefing from chancellor Harvey Perlman and athletic director Tom Osborne on conference alignment. The regents then could vote on leaving the Big Twelve. Osborne declined comment when asked whether the Big Ten had formally invited Nebraska to join the league. The university issued a statement to counter media reports that regents met informally Wednesday and had already agreed to a move to the Big Ten. The Big Twelve reportedly has given Nebraska and Missouri a Friday deadline to affirm their commitment to the league.
NEWS
June 9, 2010 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers is No. 1 in college football, at least academically. According to the NCAA's latest figures for academic progress rate, the Scarlet Knights led all Football Bowl Subdivision members with a score of 992. The score was the best ever posted by a football program in the football bowl subdivision, topping the previous record of 986 set by Stanford in 2008. The four-year APR score covered the academic years of 2005-06 through 2008-09. It marked the third straight year that Rutgers football team was ranked in the top three nationally in multiyear APR rates, the only public university to do so. Air Force (988)
SPORTS
May 13, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Three of this year's men's Final Four teams made the NCAA's list of academic overachievers. One of the teams was not Duke. Butler, Michigan State and West Virginia were the three to make it; the national champion Blue Devils were left out. The biggest surprise on the list: West Virginia, whose coach, Bob Huggins, repeatedly has been criticized for not taking academics seriously. Huggins' Cincinnati teams had a 0.0 graduation rate for several seasons. NCAA officials annually honor the top 10 percent of teams in each sport and all teams with perfect Academic Progress Rate scores.
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