The APR and MSU Men’s Basketball Program (Part 2)

msulogo1601This is the second of two articles on the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rating system also known as the APR and the MSU and UM basketball programs. The first part is a review of how the four Montana D-1 basketball programs are doing. The second is a more in-depth look at the Montana State men’s program – the only one that currently has some issues.

As pointed out in part 1 of this series, Montana State 2008 APR 920 mark falls below the NCAA minimum, As a result for the 2008-09 season the program was penalized one scholarship for 1 year. While the men’s basketball program had APR for 07-08 was 980, it was not counted in the 2008 APR. It will not be counted until the 2009 APR. What really killed MSU is a whopping 770 APR for the 05-06. You may remember that year as the year Huse took over but also the year and we had a few problems with a guy named Braden Miller.

Here are MSU’s single year APR scores for the past few years:
07-08 = 985
06-07 = 925
05-06 = 760
04-05 = 870
03-04 = 970 (aprox)

As you can see there was a big dip, about the time MSU changed coaches, and a lot of those number can be attributed players leaving (or jailed) the program and never finishing their degree at MSU or else where. With the ARP you are hurt by athletes not making grades, of course, but also when they leave a program. When they leave/transfer and attend another school it hurts a little. When they leave and just quit school all together, it hurt a lot. Some coaches call this a double penalty. In any case this 770 score will loom heavily for the next few years. Practically, though, I am told that the coaches do expect to get their scholarship back next year (09-10). While I believe their score will still be below minimum number, but they expect to be given a waiver, because of progress made in correcting the problem. Still though any blip, even a modest one could endanger that waiver until the 05-06 year cycles out of the 4 year rating.

One final note: The new 2009 APR (4 year average) should officially be announced this week. With these scores they should also be officially announcing any penalties for the 2009-10 year, in all sports. The NCAA works with coaches through out the year prior to announcing the results / penalties so hopefully there will be no surprises.  When they are published I will post the results.


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