A decade after the
The average "academic performance rate" for Division I four-year schools rose to 976, up two points from the year before, the NCAA said. There were notable increases in the marquee sports of football, baseball and men's and women's basketball.
“Ten years ago, the membership designed the APR to encourage student athletes to stay in school and earn good grades," NCAA President
Not all schools fared well. Nevada-Las Vegas and Idaho face postseason ineligibility in football next fall because of their scores, and San Jose State will be barred from the postseason in men's basketball.
Oklahoma State's football team must reduce its practice time because of a substandard score.
Among local schools, USC and