NCAA academic committee considering changes to APR system
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The increase of graduate transfers in football and men's basketball - and the lack of players earning second degrees - has prompted the NCAA's academic committee to look for ways to hold those athletes more accountable.
One possibility is getting rid of the automatic retention point on the Academic Progress Rate grad transfers are automatically awarded under the current system. Instead, the committee is considering making grad students earn those points. No changes would take effect until at least the fall of 2017.
Team APR scores are calculated by awarding each athlete one point per semester if they remain academically eligible and another point per semester if they stay in school.
The committee also recommended changing the academic misconduct proposal to apply penalties only if an ineligible athlete competed in contests and narrowing the definition by applying the rule only to student tutors employed by the athletic department.