2014 Bowl Bans for University of Idaho and UNLV; Is Tennessee Next?

Mercurius's picture
April 27, 2014 at 12:36a
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 Concerned about low graduation rates of student athletes, since 2004 the NCAA has set minimum academic standards, based on the Academic Performance Rate (APR), to help ensure schools prioritize athletes success in school. in 2014 the APR four year average for football teams to be bowl eligible raised from an APR of 900 to 930.

Because of this increase, both the University of Idaho and UNLV already have a 2014 bowl ban. There is speculation that at least three more schools will fail to meet the NCAA's ARP standards and face a bowl ban. Out of the major conferences, the schools with the lowest four year average ARPs for 2013 were:

However Tennessee had the lowest APR in FBS football last year with a score of 909. For Tennessee to be bowl eligible for 2014, they will need an APR score of at least 956-which is higher than they've ever scored.

Now I'm sure you're also wondering where Ohio State comes out?

The answer is our APR is in the top ten and ahead of any "Michigan Men."

 

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Go1Bucks's picture

Show those scores to a recruit and it should answer any questions of whether or not tOSU can get you to the NFL with a degree.

 

Go Bucks!

Go Bucks!

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Crumb's picture

I'm curious about the criteria for these scores, I'm surprised to see BYU on the bottom 10, I'm curious if their score has anything to do with the fact that 3/4 of their players take two years off for an LDS mission.

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

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Mercurius's picture

From the wiki:

Each student-athlete receiving athletically related financial aid earns one retention point for staying in school and one eligibility point for being academically eligible. A team’s total points are divided by the points possible and then multiplied by one thousand to equal the team’s Academic Progress Rate score.

Example: A Division I Football Bowl Subdivision team awards the full complement of 85 grants-in-aid. If 80 student-athletes remain in school and academically eligible, three remain in school but are academically ineligible and two drop out academically ineligible, the team earns 163 of 170 possible points for that term. Divide 163 by 170 and multiply by 1,000 to determine that the team’s Academic Progress Rate for that term is 959

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Crumb's picture

So then does BYU lose points when a player takes a couple years off?

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

It would be kind of funny if Tennessee received a ban the year they finally got back to .500. I'm sure it would somehow be blamed on Craft.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

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Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

This is a very interesting subject and I didn't know this carried over to football because I remember UCONN getting banned just last year for this. Im sure Espin will make sure Tennessee scores higher then ever before.No fucking way possible they let a sec school  get held out of a bowl game for "grades"

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BrewstersMillions's picture

Right because ESPN has that kind of reach.

 

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would more obvious.

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FROMTHE18's picture

Tennessee is in the SEC, so no. It'd take a lot more for the NCAA to do anything to a major program from their pride and joy conference.

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

I don't think it will matter whether or not Tennessee gets a bowl ban, they will still not make a bowl game no matter what.

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