Mailbag 4/24: Are Any Other Schools in UConn’s Situation?

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Question: Dom, I am completely flummoxed. (That’s a real word, I looked it up). Is UConn the only major program that is being penalized for low grades? I mean, there has to be others, right?

Mark

Chadds Ford, Pa.

A: Mark, at this point, the answer is yes. UConn is the only major basketball program in trouble for 2013. However, APR scores for 2010-11 come out in May. UConn’s score of 826 for 2009-10 means that it cannot make the necessary two- or four-year average no matter what that score is. UConn’s score is believed to be 978, we don’t know others. When the APR scores come out, it’s possible other schools could be in trouble.

 

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13 thoughts on “Mailbag 4/24: Are Any Other Schools in UConn’s Situation?

  1. steve sullo

    What a joke the ncaa is. There is no way kentucky can be eligible. they have 1 and dones every year, and Calipari takes the SAT’s for them.

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  2. Aaron

    No, they aren’t the only school banned from next year’s tournament.

    I do enjoy watching people like Buddy make fools of themselves.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/mensbasketball/story/2012-04-18/toledo-basketball-apr/54391818/1

    Besides the fact that UConn wasn’t the only school. When UConn allowed the grades to slip, there was no post season tournament ban. The punishment was scholarships. The post season ban was added after UConn had already been tried, convicted, and sentenced. The NCAA decided to add an additional punishment, do it retroactively, while refusing to allow the most recent scores to be included in the calculation. The most recent scores would likely keep Uconn eligible. Only a dummy would think that’s a) fair or b) UConn’s fault.

  3. Dave Lamoureux

    Toledo has also been banned from 2013 post-season. Am surprised no one is aware, it was in USA Today.

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  4. Dave

    Wait to 2014 as of right now 23 schools would not be eligible Syracuse, Florida, Florida State among them. Let’s make a prediction the NCAA changes the law by then.

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  5. Gregory

    No…. The scholarships were the initial punishment, and since we didn’t get it up, this was the second punishment. That being said, it’s still double jeopardy in a way because it would have been mathematically impossible to get our APR above what it should have been in the allotted time. Also, they were phasing it in gradually, that was the plan. There are no “First step”, “second step” punishments anymore. It was supposed to give schools time to adjust, and in most cases it did. UConn however, was mathematically incapable of adjusting in time.
    Of course, the fact that both punishments were applied retroactively is another issue. And I don’t like it either. But I don’t think the double jeopardy argument is as valid as people think it is.
    That being said, there should be some one-year-APR standard, set significantly higher than 930 (maybe 970) and any team above that standard for the most recent year is ok. That avoids the problems of teams with single-year APRs so low it essentially amounts to a two-year ban (which is what we would have gotten if the rule had been fully implemented at the beginning of this year).

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