Oklahoma State Penalized for Low APR Scores, Loses Practice Per Week

By DJ Byrnes on May 14, 2014 at 12:25p

Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy may be a man, but his team will lose one practice day per week for running afoul of the APR.

From The Oklahoman:

As first reported by GoPokes.com and confirmed through the university source, OSU’s APR – Academic Progress Rate – numbers will fall below the NCAA minimum requirement, which is 930 spanning a four-year period, or 940 over a two-year period.

OSU fell a fraction of a point shy of avoiding penalty, with its number at 929.41 for the last four years. Had the Cowboys been at 929.50, the number would have been rounded up, meaning they missed by nine-one-hundreds of a point. The Cowboys avoided a more damaging postseason ban.

This is a very significant penalty. For example, the Cowboys' first opponent? Florida State. 



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osu07asu10's picture

Probably a whole lot less of this going on out in Stillwater...


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The 0 is silent.

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I'm pretty sure one less practice a week will have the players dancing.

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

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Hovenaut's picture


Go Pokes! (What's OSU stan' for anywhey?)


Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Hoke in college? Good find.

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

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BuckeyeSouth's picture

I'm 40!  I'm a man!  Cant' help thinking that every time I see that pic.

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BassDropper's picture

"I'm a man, I'm 40!"


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BrooklynBuckeye's picture

"These are just kids! Don't make this kids take these tests! How can you do that to a kid?! Make me go to class! I can handle it! I'm a man! I'm 40!"

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Crimson's picture

You just quoted an article that refers to OK St as OSU.  You sure you're a Buckeye, DJ?

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DJ Byrnes's picture

im a fake buckeye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

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brandonbauer87's picture

This really is an example of punishment fitting the crime. The NCAA got this right. Can't get the players to graduate? Try less football. The only thing that could make this better would be to mandate tutors to meet with players during normal practice time. 

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thatlillefty's picture

at first glance i thought Okie hired a new black coach. dude has a strong tan.