June 9, 2010 |
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)
March 9, 2005 |
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.
August 12, 2011 |
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.
October 28, 2011 |
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.
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.
March 1, 2005 |
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.
January 11, 2005 |
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.
January 11, 2005 |
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.
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.
January 3, 2013 |
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.