University Faces Football APR Penalty
April 2, 2011
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - As anticipated, the University of Maryland's 2009-10 academic progress rate for football is below a prescribed benchmark that subjects the program to the loss of three scholarships for the 2011-12 season.
The 2009-10 four-year APR for football is 922, three points below the cut score for potential penalties. The loss of three scholarships is a contemporaneous penalty imposed by the NCAA as part of this program and will be absorbed in the fall.
"We already have a system in place to deal with and rectify the situation," said first-year coach Randy Edsall said.
The NCAA will release final institutional APR reports and data this spring, per its normal procedures.
"The APR gives us a four-year look at past performance, which unfortunately was not as good as we would have liked," said director of athletics Kevin Anderson. "We do feel, though, that with changes in our staffs and processes, we will get a fresh perspective on how best to ensure we reach and surpass our goals academically in the future."
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