will be michigan's highest pick in a while
The latest APR scores were released today and Michigan did great:
The scores for Michigan were highlighted by the men’s basketball team, which scored a perfect 1,000 in both the multi-year APR and the 2010-11 single-year APR. The men’s basketball team was one of 10 Michigan sports to receive perfect APR scores for 2010-11, including the women’s basketball team.
Michigan men’s basketball is one of 11 schools -- and the only one in the Big Ten -- to have a perfect multi-year APR score.
The Michigan football team had a single-year APR of 984 and a multi-year APR of 943. The 984 was the highest Hoke has had as a head coach, dating to his time at Ball State.
For John Beilein, it was the third time in the past four seasons his team has landed a perfect 1,000 on the APR.
It's great to see Michigan sports doing so well, academically. The multi-year APR for the football team should go up, as the attrition from the transition from RR to Hoke finally settles down. Full APR numbers for all the sports are found at the link below:
I haven't seen much posted here about APR lately. It appears this is about to hit UConn hard. Their request to the NCAA for a waiver allowing them to play in the 2012-2013 post-season has been denied. LINK: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/7562956/ncaa-denies-connecticut-huskies-request-apr-waiver-2013-postseason
Assuming their appeal is not granted, that would be huge. I don't understand all the APR implications, but if teams start to become ineligible for either the Bowl season or for the NCAA tourney, or both, that would be a significant penalty. If conferences voted not to give a financial share to ineligible teams, that would sting even more.
I don't know all the issues involved, but banning teams from the post-season for a failure to perform academically is a tremendous way to make athletes attending school less of a sham.
Just a quick question. Why if an athlete transfers, but is in good academic standing, does it count against a program? I ask because it does not make sense to me that if the school was holding up its end of the bargain but the athlete decides to leave, it ends up negatively affecting the school. Thank you for any input.
Although it does suck that Vlad Emilien has decided to transfer from a position that seems like no one wants to play we should not be worried so much by the depth but more about the APR.
If you look in hindsight, would Vlad had been a great football player if he couldn't start on the two worst defenses in Michigan Football history? Losing him undoubtedly hurts depth on a insanely flimsy position but with him being on the field would he have been a good player? If I am correct, Vlad only played when Michigan was up by twenty in the last minutes of the UConn game. Maybe his knee injury is the reason why he couldn't beat out a converted WR and a walk-on. Yes, Jared Van Slyke is out for the whole year which is the reason why Vlad's decision to transfer is so mind-boggling. This could bring the emergence of Marvin Robinson who may end up playing better than Vlad Emilien could.
The APR issue is the one that's worrying me. How many transfers can Michigan handle before we finally go below that "mendoza line"?
Let's move on from Emilien transferring and focus once again on the football season.