- Poor academic progress led the NCAA on Tuesday to issue postseason bans for the 2013-14 academic year for teams at 10 universities, down from 15 teams in 2012-13.
- Teams at five schools also received "Level 3" academic progress rate penalties, which include possible financial aid reductions and multiyear postseason bans, and a total of 27 teams across all college sports will have to trade practice time for remedial classes.
- Of particular significance is that the majority of the universities receiving penalties, which includes 11 historically black institutions, are classified as "limited resource" universities--defined by the NCAA's APR standards as those in the bottom 15% of athletics spending.
From the article:
... The overall four-year A.P.R. score across Division I is 974, a 1-point increase from last year. Scores are calculated by individual Division I teams based on eligibility and graduation and retention rates. A minimum four-year average of 900, or 930 over the most recent two years, is required for postseason participation. The minimum required A.P.R. scores will increase to 930 over four years or 940 over two years, starting with the 2014-15 postseason. ...