Actual APR for 2009-2010 is 946. Phew.
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Actual APR for 2009-2010 is 946. Phew.
"The full report is supposed to come out today; I'll get Michigan's scores up ASAP but probably not as quickly as the guy with the fastest trigger finger on the message board. "
Brian was right.
I'm surprised it went up from 2008-09 (897) to 2009-10 (946). Whew.
That website could be a little more user-friendly. It looks like it was designed last century.
link to pdf of all programs
we got through this year we were probably in the clear?
Thats one less thing to obsess/worry about now...
Did we have a bunch of ladies go pro in Field Hockey? Did Rich Rod coach them too? They are dropping like flys over there...
Feel free to elaborate.
I thought they did switch coaches recently.
It shows all of the individual sports APRs. Field Hockey is the worst next to Football. Which is horrific, but we knew that...
You sir have the single most impressive collection of GIF's I have ever seen and your ability to call them up at a moments notice would make a board man for the Howard Stern show jealous.
I've wanted to tell you that for a while now. I feel better.
I'm blushing here.. besides, Google deserves most of the credit. It's like the Rule 34 of gifs: if you can imagine it, there is a gif for it.
(Side note: DO NOT attempt a Google search for "Rule 34 gifs". Trust me here.)
Maybe the NCAA's intentions were good when it came up with APR, but the formula needs a major overhaul. Kentucky's number for men's basketball is 974. It's one of the highest on the list. How can that be?
A bottle of Calipari Hair Tonic for all APR board review members? Kinda like Snake Oilz but slicker and bound to produce an inner Guido.
You can't fault a program for having players go pro early.
Then why can you fault them from transferring if they're eligible?
That's not meant to be argumentative, but a legitimate question.
Perhaps a better way to phrase that question: Why is Michigan punished for Ryan Mallett, Toney Clemons, et al, who left in an attempt to improve the outlook of their football careers, while Kentucky isn't penalized for a parade of one-and-doners who obviously had no intention of earning their degrees?
that's actually a very good question...anyone know the answer?
The NCAA cares about money above all else. If it start penalizes schools too harshly for taking one-and-doners, then those schools will not take one-and-doners. Thus, the most talented kids in high school will choose other options (such as Europe) to cover their one year until going to the NBA instead of having to "waste" 4 years of their life in college (I put waste in quotes because although I don't feel a degree is ever a waste, the John Wall's of the world would strongly disagree with that sentiment). If the top talent in country doesn't play NCAA basketball then the sport suffers with any fan not strongly associated with a school.
APR is reported by year, but is a calculation on two semesters. Ryan Mallett leaves eligible after the first semester giving us either 2 or 3 of the possible points (3 if he counts as eligible for the second semester). The one-and-done-ers complete a full year as eligible thus getting them the 4 possible points. Those football players that transfer after spring practice (presumably after the spring semester) would count the same as the one-and-done-ers.
This is just a guess on the limited information out there, but it makes sense (at least to me).
It just makes me question how effective APR is at measuring whatever it is it's trying to measure. It sounds like a good thing to the casual observer, but when you look at it closely it's really just a lazy, largely ineffective attempt to hold coaches accountable for failing to graduate players. It's like limiting teams to 85 scholarships, but then allowing them to eliminate players at the end of each season in order to fit new ones under the cap.
If you search by Football, 2009-2010, immediate penalties, almost all (if not all) the schools listed are non-FBS and in fact non-BCS schools. Is there a reason for this?