San Jose State men's basketball program anticipates APR sanctions for next season
The San Jose State men's basketball program anticipates Academic Progress Rate sanctions for next season, including being banned from the Mountain West tournament, reduced practice time, and having five days of basketball-related activities per week instead of six, the school announced Tuesday.
The Academic Progress Rate measures eligibility and retention for student-athletes at Division I schools and tracks graduation rates.
The school said they expect its men's basketball program's multi-year APR score for 2012-13 to fall below 930 (out of 1,000) which will trigger the sanctions. The NCAA will announce APR scores for all Division I programs later this spring.
"Last year (2013), we were faced with a situation that needed to be dealt with in a major fashion," athletics director Gene Bleymaier said. "The coaching staff was not retained and several players were not invited back for the 2013-14 season. Only four players returned from the 2012-13 team.
"We made the necessary changes and feel very good about the direction of the program under Coach (Dave) Wojcik's leadership.
Connecticut's men's basketball team lost scholarships in the 2011–12 season because of APR violations and was banned from postseason play last season.