Poor Academics Cost UConn Two Scholarships, Calhoun Nearly $200k

The national champion UConn Men's basketball team will be docked two scholarships for the upcoming season thanks to a poor Academic Performance Rating from the NCAA.

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The NCAA calculates the Academic Performance Rating by assigning a score to every school based on classroom performance. The minimum score allowed by the NCAA is 925, but a leaked report showed that UConn's average over the past four years is 893 and their score from the 09/10 year was 826.

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After losing another scholarship thanks to recruiting violations, the Huskies are left with 10 for next year. With Jamal Coombs-McDaniel transferring, the national champs have only eight players on scholarship left on the team. Suffice to say, they're not likely to repeat as champs...

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It's also pretty bad news for Jim Calhoun who will lose $287,500 as a result of the poor APR score. He forfeits his entire postseason bonus earned from the national title run and must donate 100k to the UConn general scholarship fund.

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