APR scores put 3 dozen teams postseasons at risk

(WISH Photo/Brett Bensley)
(WISH Photo/Brett Bensley)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thirty-six Division I athletic teams will face postseason bans next fall because of sub-par scores on the NCAA’s annual Academic Progress Rate.

Seventeen of those teams play either football or men’s basketball. Last year, 17 teams faced postseason bans because of poor academic results.

The highest-profile teams on the list in football are UNLV and Idaho. In men’s basketball, schools include San Jose State and Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The APR is billed as a real-time measurement for all teams and is based on a points-system that rewards athletes for staying academically eligible and staying in school.

This year’s four-year measurements, released Wednesday, cover the period from 2009-10 through 2012-13. The report shows a two-point improvement among all athletes, going from 974 to 976. A perfect score is 1,000.

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