NCAA’s Academic Committee Not Taking Up Policy Changes Yet

by Categorized: APR, NCAA, UConn men's basketball

The NCAA’s Committee on Academic Performance is wrapping up three days of meetings on Wednesday. Through days one and two, there was not even discussion of policy-change proposals, which is bad news for UConn.

Meetings on Monday and Tuesday were mostly devoted to hearings on various appeals, committee chairman Walter Harrison said. Harrison does not “expect any major policy discussions” until the CAP meets again in July.

UConn is hoping the committee will change its policy to allow schools to use the most recent academic years in applying new penalties. As it stands now, UConn is ineligible for the 2013 NCAA Tournament based on its scores from 2009-10 and 2010-11. UConn wants to use its scores from 2010-11 and 2011-12, by which it would be eligible.

However, the NCAA has said for weeks that this is not likely to happen.


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3 thoughts on “NCAA’s Academic Committee Not Taking Up Policy Changes Yet

  1. paul

    The NCAA is doing what they do best…not making timely decisions and hurting kids and schools for it. Maybe they can look into Boatright again and hold his family hostage while they see if their source (exboyfriend of Mom) is correct. The NCAA is a joke. If you want to clean it up and make it about academics, then do so. Do put in Half A’ed rules. Make these kids accountable each and everyday they are at school. Dont do an average. Simply make sure these kids have a full course load, passing classes, and on track to graduate each and ever semester. If they are not then sit them down the following semester. Why punish 4 years later? Why punish kids that had nothing to do with it, in fact are kids that are fixing the problem. that is the sickening part. The kids that are being punished are the kids that are fixing not creating this problem. That and Uconn has already been punished for this. Now they change the rule and get punished again? Hey if anyone got a speeding ticket last week, we changed the law. Now its a 5 year jail sentence, oh and you have to pay the fine too because that was the rule last week.

  2. TZToronto

    Without the NCAA, college sports would be like the Wild West, with schools doing just about whatever hey want to do . . . Oh wait, that’s what the schools do anyway, isn’t it? Don’t you think that KY should receive some sort of punishment for having so many freshmen leaving for the NBA–year after year? Doesn’t that say something about the priorities at KY. It’s obvious that KY doesn’t care if their recruits have any interest in an education. Perhaps they’re going to class and completing their coursework, but doesn’t intention count for something? (That;s the school’s intention, not the students’.) How about this for a suggestion? In order to be eligible for the post-season, your team (barring injuries) must have at least two scholarship seniors, two scholarship juniors, and two scholarship sophomores who play at least 40% of game minutes. Oh, and let’s make it retroactive to 2008, just to make everything fair. (You think I’m kidding? I’m serious.) If this were the rule, I think only some mid-majors would make the NCAA tournament. Either that, or let’s find some other way to punish UConn.

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