Husky Football Blog
Times reporter Bob Condotta keeps the news coming about the Montlake Dawgs.
May 6, 2008 9:57 AM
Posted by Bob Condotta
The NCAA this morning released the official APR (Academic Progress Rate) numbers for the 2006-07 season, and as reported here earlier, Washington State's football program will take the hardest hit of any Pac-10 school, while the Huskies have charted above-average numbers for both football and men's basketball.
WSU's football team will be restricted to 22 initial scholarships this year and 77 overall due to a multi-year APR of 916 (here's the link to the WSU team page here). WSU is the only Pac-10 school to lose football scholarships. UPDATE --- Here's a Times story on the WSU situation.
Washington had an APR of 948 for football and 943 for basketball, both solidly above the NCAA's goal of 925 for every school, which it says equates to a graduate rate of 60 percent. Here is a breakdown of UW's scores. The NCAA Division-I average was 928 for basketball and 934 for football.
Here are the Pac-10 football APR numbers in order:
Arizona State 933
Oregon State 926
Washington State 916
As you can see, Arizona has a lower APR than does WSU. However, penalties are not levied strictly on the number. As the NCAA release says "teams that score below 925 and have a student leave school academically ineligible can lose up to 10 percent of their scholarships.'' Meaning, more than simply the score is taken into account when doling out penalties. UPDATE --- Here's a good explanation of WSU's situation from the Spokesman-Review noting that WSU lost eight scholarships because it had eight players depart who were not in good academic standing at a time when the overall score was below 925.
USC is the only Pac-10 school that will lose scholarships for basketball as it will be limited to 11 next season due to an APR of 863.
The only other Pac-10 school being hit in any sport is Arizona for men's indoor track.
Here is a full explainer of the APR from the NCAA web site. And here's a good Q-and-A about it.