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.â†µ
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.
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...â†µ
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.