Saturday, May 21, 2011
UCONN to lose scholarships
Sporting News is reporting that Uconn will lose 2 scholarships for the 2011-12 season for substandard APR scores. For those who doesn't know, APR scores are what the NCAA use to determine academic progress for student athletes. The NCAA set a mandatory number (925) that every university must maintain . The APR of 925 is considered by the NCAA to be equal to a 50% graduation rate. Uconns number was 893, and will cost them two scholarships for next season on top of the one they already lost due to infractions involving the recruitment of Nate Miles which will leave them with just 10 scholarships available. This could also spill over into the 2012-13 season with the loss of yet another scholarship and restrictions placed on practice time.
This also affects Jim Calhoun to a degree as his contact stipulates that he will not receive his bonus of $87,500 for winning the 2011 National Championship, and must donate $100,00o to the universities general scholarship fund.
Looks like when Kemba Walker admitted a couple of months ago that he didn't read his first book until college he wasn't kidding! Wonder if Bob Knight will mention this at his next public speaking engagement?