The NCAA is expected to release its latest Academic Progress Rate numbers Wednesday afternoon, and one team from a big five conference is expected to take a hit.
The Oklahoman is reporting that the Oklahoma State football program will lose one practice day per week due to an APR score that will fall below the NCAA’s minimum requirement – 930 over a four-year period or 940 over a two-year period. The punishment is only expected to last for one season.
The Cowboys didn’t fall short by much either:
“OSU fell a fraction of a point shy of avoiding penalty, with its number at 929.41 for the last four years. Had the Cowboys been at 929.50, the number would have been rounded up, meaning they missed by nine-one-hundreds of a point.”
The lost practice time is a tough blow for Mike Gundy’s squad, who are coming off a 10-3 season in 2013. The Cowboys’ season ended in disappointing fashion when they blew a chance to win the Big 12 with a loss to in-state rival Oklahoma then fell to Missouri in the Cotton Bowl.
The NCAA raised its APR minimums for the 2014 season from 900 over a four-year period and 930 for a two-year period. Two other schools, UNLV and Idaho, have already been declared ineligible for postseason due to low APR scores.
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