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June 9, 2010 at 8:05 AM

NCAA releases APR reports today, USC tomorrow?

Once again, rumors making the rounds via ESPN that USC has “learned its fate” and that the report and any penalties will be known tomorrow.
There’s been about five previous such reports, it seems, so we’ll obviously have to wait and see. But it is standard operating procedure to give the school 24 hours or so notice, then release it to the public.
It won’t be made public today as the NCAA instead will announce later this afternoon the latest results of the Academic Progress Rate for all sports teams at all schools. The
APR was enacted a few years ago to try to give a more meaningful measure of how schools are doing in educating their athletes.
And this is the one for which schools can get penalties in the terms of scholarship losses for falling below the required score.
One rumor making the rounds today is that Colorado will suffer scholarship losses in both football and men’s basketball. Hard to know if that would impact its chances of getting in the Pac-10, which is such a long-term proposition. Still, sounds as if that could be the rumored “big announcement” out of Colorado today instead of something related to expansion.
(For what it’s worth, the NCAA sent out a media alert to everyone on its e-mail list a few weeks ago that today was the day the APR would be released, so this hasn’t been a secret. If it is to announce the USC penalties tomorrow, I would imagine it would do it the way it always has, sending out an e-mail alert at sometime in the morning that it will have an announcement later that day).

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