Tuesday, May 6, 2008

News On The Horizon 5/6/2008

Park Tudor hires Archey--The Indy Star

Three Titan Teams Receive Recognition From NCAA For Academic Achievement--detroittitans.com

UIC men's basketball, indoor track miss academic standards--The Chicago Tribune

Q&A with Bob Grant, candidate for WSU AD job--Dayton Daily News
Candidate Grant worked his way up at WSU--Dayton Daily News

Complete list of more than 200 teams hit with scholarship reductions and other sanctions--The Detroit Free Press

The NCAA on Tuesday hit more than 200 college sports teams with scholarship reductions and other sanctions because of academic shortcomings.

The programs posted subpar Academic Progress Rates (APRs), which have been computed by the NCAA for the past four years and hinge on retaining players and keeping them academically eligible. Twenty-six teams — including 20 in the longtime problem sports of men's basketball, football and baseball — were flagged as chronic underperformers and handed stiffer penalties including reductions in practice time.

All the programs penalized:
Men's Basketball
Cleveland State University
University of Illinois at Chicago