At this time last year, the Louisville football program was informed that they had to give up three scholarships due to a low academic progress rate. When Charlie Strong first arrived at Louisville, the Cardinals APR score was at an all time low. The program improved from an 869 score in 2009-10 to 948 for the 2010-11 school year. The boost from last year improved football’s multi-year APR only three points to 911. Although Coach Strong has Louisville heading in the right direction, Louisville’s APR score still ranked last among Big East members. Big East Football APR Scores: Rutgers 982, UConn and USF 963, Pitt 955, WVU 953, Syracuse 950, Cincinnati 939, Louisville 911. The results on the football field were not the only damages left during the Steve Kragthorpe era.
The Louisville men’s basketball team maintained their same scores of last year’s report with a perfect score of 1,000 for the 2010-11 APR and a multi-year score of 965.
Although Louisville’s football APR score isn’t exactly where we want it to be, it could be much worse. Poor academic results will keep ten college basketball programs and three college football programs from competing in post-season play in 2012-13. The University of Connecticut’s basketball program is the first BCS school to ever receive the post-season ban due to poor Academic Progress Rate scores. UConn knew this was coming and filed an appeal for an NCAA waiver but lost.
Cal State Bakersfield
Mississippi Valley State
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
North Carolina A&T
The NCAA announced the penalties when it released its new Academic Progress Rate scores Wednesday. Teams scoring under 900 face the harshest sanctions.