The NCAA's annual academic progress report
is out, and it says more than 700 teams fell short of the mandated
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
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.
Washington State -- football (916), immediate penalty
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