USF: No penalties for APR results
USF will not face any penalties such as loss of scholarships as a result of the NCAA Academic Progress Report results that will be released Wednesday, assistant athletic director John Gerdes said Tuesday.
USF had two sports fall below the NCAA's threshold score of 925 last season -- football at 921 and men's basketball at 893 -- but both were within the allowable range once a squad-size adjustment was made to account for a limited number of years within the range. The APR measures a program's ability to keep its athletes academically eligible and retained in school on progress to graduate.
Florida International won't be as lucky -- athletic director Pete Garcia told the Miami Herald that FIU will forfeit 12 scholarships, including nine from its fledgling football program, as a result of substandard APR scores. The Panthers' men's basketball team will be down two scholarships as well, with one scholarship taken from the baseball program.
Check back Wednesday for sport-by-sport results from USF's APR scores. ...