Academics Costs KSU Basketball Scholarship

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The NCAA's annual academic progress report
is out, and it says more than 700 teams fell short of the mandated
cut score.

Nearly 150 of them face possible scholarship losses next season
and 26 others are in danger of being banned from postseason play if
they don't improve next year.

Thirty-six teams were assessed two penalties and three schools
had more than one team make the list twice. The three are
Alabama-Birmingham in men's basketball, football and men's golf;
San Diego State in baseball and football; and San Jose State in
baseball and men's basketball.

Schools already facing a possible postseason ban include
football teams at San Jose State, Southern and Temple, and men's
basketball teams at New Mexico, Centenary and East Carolina.

Eighteen BCS teams were penalized, eight in men's and women's
basketball and two in football. Of those, only Kansas State,
Purdue, Southern California and Tennessee made the NCAA men's
basketball tournament. All four could lose up to two scholarships
next season if a player leaves school while academically
ineligible.

Also making the list were traditional powers like the LSU
baseball team and the Tennessee men's swimming team.

KU announced in March its football program fell below the cut score, and would lose two football scholarships.

  • The list of Bowl Championship Series schools
    and teams that appeared on the NCAA's academic progress report for
    sub-par performances in the classroom. Schools must score 925 or
    better to avoid sanctions.
    (Listed by conference, school, sport, score and sanction).
    ACC
    North Carolina State -- wrestling (914), immediate penalty
    Big East
    Seton Hall -- men's basketball (924), immediate penalty
    West Virginia -- men's soccer (898), immediate penalty; wrestling
    (905), immediate penalty; women's rowing (919), immediate penalty
    Big Ten
    Purdue -- men's basketball (894), immediate penalty
    Big 12
    Colorado -- men's basketball (873), warning letter
    Kansas -- football (919), immediate penalty
    Kansas State -- men's basketball (880), immediate penalty and
    warning letter
    Oklahoma State -- women's basketball (914), immediate penalty
    Pac-10
    Arizona -- men's indoor track and field (921), immediate penalty
    Southern Cal -- men's basketball (863), immediate penalty and
    warning letter

    Washington State -- football (916), immediate penalty
    SEC
    LSU -- baseball (908), immediate penalty
    South Carolina -- men's basketball (899), immediate penalty
    Tennessee -- baseball (879), immediate penalty; men's basketball
    (911), immediate penalty; men's swimming (920), immediate penalty

  • The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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