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APR Bottom Line

The NCAA released its Academic Progress Report on Tuesday and while FIU took some hits this year, it Teach was not as bad as in years past.

Here's who lost what:

FIU football gave up 3 scholarships in this past February's signing class, but will have a full allotment of 25 scholarships next season.

Baseball won an NCAA appeal to regain a full allotment of scholarships for next season, but lost four hours of practice time per week in 2009. So TT is fully stocked with scholies, but next season FIU can only practice 16 hours per week instead of the regular 20 hours. A couple of reasons the baseball team got all their scholies back were they posted the highest GPA in program history last semester with a 3.04 and the baseball team's yearly APR rate jumped from 725 to 925.

Men's basketball will give up one scholarship in 2008-09 and have 12 scholies instead of the full 13, but get all 13 back the following season.

Swimming and Diving lost 0.49 of a scholie and Men's Outdoor Track and Field lost 1.26 scholies.

As far as the yearly APR rates for the rest of FIU's sports teams, each team saw their rate get better with the exception of men's hoops. Women's hoops (1000 to 982), women's golf (972 to 938), and swimming & diving (917 to 915) also had their APRs dip, but remained above 900.

Men's cross country and women's tennis scored a perfect 1000. Despite the dip, women's hoops still had the third highest score of FIU teams.

Among the FIU teams that saw dramatic improvements in their APRs were: football (822 to 881), men's soccer (844 to 972), Women's cross country (833 to 964), Softball (870 to 966), Women's soccer (864 to 924), Women's tennis (969 to the max 1000) and Women's Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field (846 to 935).

FIU is not out of the woods yet on the APR. FIU must continue showing improvement. Starting next year, chronic violators of the APR face a ban from postseason competition and possible scholarship restrictions.

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Good to see the teams will have full scholarships again next recruiting season. That can only help.

Pete how's that stadium comming along?

Awesome, more scholarships to hand out to sub-par talent

Ahhh yes Gpantera, skewed statistics are fun, but not as fun when you put them up against, well you know reality. 2/3 of those who applied get denied!? Shocking that FIU can't find a way to smuggle in the beautiful Florida public school students who can't pass the FCAT. And a 3.7 GPA? Let's see, is that weighted/unweighted, students from a school that doesn't inflate GPAs, is it a prep school or is it "southwest" as I had the wonderful opportunity to tour last fall (not shocked about the level of education, or lack thereof, that many people in Florida receive after touring that school). A 24 ACT score? Fantastic, you are barely qualified to use the restroom without assistance. An 1144 SAT score? On the new scale? On the old scale that was downright embarrassing, on the new one you should be allowed to file for a disability check. Really the creme of the crop, which is good to know. I was misinformed about FIU, I thought they were more selective but maybe I might just have to give the hiring partners in Miami the go ahead to lower the starting salary for future FIU grads, it doesn't seem as if they'd notice nor miss it.

You are right about one thing though, it's not my father's FIU, he wouldn't have hired anyone out of it as opposed to my firm looking for the generic brand of a qualified employee. Here's a cute little fact that will remind you of your proper place in the education echelon: (http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/usnews/edu/college/directory/brief/drglance_9635_brief.php)
(http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/brief/t1natudoc_brief.php)

Now come on, everyone loves that strong, valuable fourth tier education. I think it's great how you go from one argument to the next, lose on all points, and then keep moving onto a new argument without even attempting a rebuttal. Strong, strong education, Jeb Bush has really done a lot for Florida's education. I apologize if I can't sit at the computer at a government job like Fanatic and await a chance to rebut this fantastic debate since I do have yet another plane to catch, but I promise to attempt to check prior to my connecting flight at Dallas.

Ahhh yes Gpantera, skewed statistics are fun, but not as fun when you put them up against, well you know reality. 2/3 of those who applied get denied!? Shocking that FIU can't find a way to smuggle in the beautiful Florida public school students who can't pass the FCAT. And a 3.7 GPA? Let's see, is that weighted/unweighted, students from a school that doesn't inflate GPAs, is it a prep school or is it "southwest" as I had the wonderful opportunity to tour last fall (not shocked about the level of education, or lack thereof, that many people in Florida receive after touring that school). A 24 ACT score? Fantastic, you are barely qualified to use the restroom without assistance. An 1144 SAT score? On the new scale? On the old scale that was downright embarrassing, on the new one you should be allowed to file for a disability check. Really the creme of the crop, which is good to know. I was misinformed about FIU, I thought they were more selective but maybe I might just have to give the hiring partners in Miami the go ahead to lower the starting salary for future FIU grads, it doesn't seem as if they'd notice nor miss it.

You are right about one thing though, it's not my father's FIU, he wouldn't have hired anyone out of it as opposed to my firm looking for the generic brand of a qualified employee. Here's a cute little fact that will remind you of your proper place in the education echelon: (http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/usnews/edu/college/directory/brief/drglance_9635_brief.php)
(http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/brief/t1natudoc_brief.php)

Now come on, everyone loves that strong, valuable fourth tier education. I think it's great how you go from one argument to the next, lose on all points, and then keep moving onto a new argument without even attempting a rebuttal. Strong, strong education, Jeb Bush has really done a lot for Florida's education. I apologize if I can't sit at the computer at a government job like Fanatic and await a chance to rebut this fantastic debate since I do have yet another plane to catch, but I promise to attempt to check prior to my connecting flight at Dallas.

And obviously I'm Fomenter joking around as FIUEstudiante. Since the link isn't working, you can all go check out usnews.com and look at the rankings yourselves.

Anyone want to talk about that baseball sleeping gian program at FIU which just got rocked (again) by Florida Gulf Coast 12-1. I don't know, but ti doesn't look like TDAOS - more like those days are FAR FAR FAR from over.

And yes, I know FIU split the season series with UM - but educated fans and pollsters recognize that a mid week game against an out of conference opponant does not make a season - that is why UM is still ranked #1 in the polls while FIU is struggling to even make the SunBelt post season. Someone want to bet on whether or not FIU will make the SunBelt tourny - come on FIU fans - I know you all make at least minimum wage at your jobs and can afford placing a little wager. Skip mPollo Tropical for lunch today, save the $4 and bet on your boys.

You guys have to be kidding me? 4 out of the first 5 comments posted were made by UM fans. 80% guys?! Really? Do you guys really care about putting down FIU that much?! I understand we all have some extra time on our hands. I read this thing as much as anybody I'm sure... but this is just ridiculous. You guys are coming off as immature brats who just like to come on here and try to bully other people. I don't get it... how does this make you guys so happy?

You got one guy who is bragging about how important he is by getting on his connecting flights and what not... you got another guy making bets with us because we got smoked by FGCU again... and then you got another guy who is hating on us for giving scholarships to kids to GET AN EDUCATION.

Is this really what you guys are all about? I can understand having some sort of educated conversation back and forth where we share actual opinions and insight but this has just gone too far. I can't come on here without there being some comparison between FIU and UM. It's just sad.

Find something else to pass the time. It's just getting old already.

OK Pikedanny - your right, lets all post about how the other posts are irrelevant. Good contribution by you. You know, we didnt start the comparison, Pete did on day one by referring to UM as UCG and stating that FIU is the only school truly in Miami. And then the FIU athletic dept took it a step further by hiring from the UM employment line, PG, MC, TT. SO Pike danny, get of the hate train, stop pointing fingers and either add something or shut up.

I kind of remember as soon as FIU beat Miami in the mid week game - the FIU bloggers were upset and looking for the UM posters - but when FIU gets racked by FGCC, FIU is upset the UM is blogging. Next thing you know, the FIU bloggers, like yourself, are going to want Um bloggers to only post after FIU does something good so it doesn't hurt your feelings. Dude, you are the pathetic one. Try growing a pair and stop whinning b/c your school and your athletic program suck.

Cane:

I'm not going to try to get into an arguement with you because there really is no point. But, I will clarify one thing for you. I thought I made a solid contribution to this blog by pointing out that now, 6 of 8 (75%), of the posts made so far are by UM fans. You guys offer nothing more than back handed comments and sarcastic remarks. It's not helpful to the conversation.

Call me crazy, but I think it would be better served to have an actual conversation. Not a shouting match or a battle of wits. FIU Athletics SUCKS right now. Is that what you wanted to read? You think I don't know that? Come on dude.

FIU fans like myself are on here because we want to see some improvement. We want to know how the improvements are going and how we, as fans, can contribute the improvement. I don't come on here to read a bunch of UM fans rip us into peices because they have better players, more funding, more fans, blah blah blah.

Maybe I'm not the average poster here. Maybe I'm a little bit more realistic. I know we're in a bad spot right now. And it's going to take a long time to get out of it - but I don't want to have to scan through the blog comments every single time I come on here because the majority of them are BS posts by UM guys just getting their jollies.

Do you understand a little better where I'm coming from now Cane?

Tough pikedanny, guess youll have to read through another UM post. What is it now, 7 of 9. Please keep us updated on the ratio as apparently that is all you have to contribute. It is ok, every activity needs a scorekeeper....And since youre keeping score, I think Miami fans win at blogging too.

Oh and as for giving more subpar "athletes" scholarships...who are you kidding, it has nothing to do with getting them an education. If the real reason behind scholarships was providing education, the NCAA wouldnt take them away as punishment.

NY SLOSH - better for FIU to hand out more schollies to sub par talent than scUM handing out bail money. CANEvicts.

Hey look....blueandgold decided to reprise his roll as scum

Sorry SLOSH, not blueandgold...just another plain vanilla scUM hating Miamian...and by scUM I mean you and every other loser blogger who is associated with that school that comes on to an FIU blog because they have NOTHING else going on in their lives than to see what's going on across town. Get a life, get a girlfriend, get a job that requires you to stay busy and then get the hell on, scUM.

So predictable. NY josh calls out scUM as possibly FIUBandG, and look who is suddenly back - scUMsanitizer, just as dumb as ever. Is it any more obvious that you ARE FIOUBandG - i think not.

Dude, I dont care whator who you post as, for all we know, you could be FIUDad, it isn't important, was is important is that FIU basbeall is suffering and it doesn't look like TT is really fixing anything. I know the this is allegedly DP's players, but TT did in fact recruit some of these guys and furthermore, he has had an entire season to coach these guys to make them better and honestly - I haven't seen it. Have any of you? I dare any of you to go back to when we were all predicting FIU baseball records and see if anyone predicted anything close to the garbage we have seen so far. I think not. This is truly awful. The fact that they are not goint to even make the SB tourny is pitiful and I do not think TT should get a pass. There WAS talent on this team prior to him taking the helm and he has run the ship further into the ground. I hope he is as good a recruiter as billed (and can get the recruits to come to FIU rather than sign pro contracts) b/c it is going to be hard to convice A listers to come to a sub sub par SunBelt team. Remember, he is not recruiting for MIAMI or ASU and he does not have the impressive history and tradition of those programs to sell to recruits anymore boys and girls.

My life is not consumed by tracking the comments of the under-educated on a Herald blog, so I unfortunately cannot sanitize everything you douches have to say. Pete can vouch this is not blueandgold if you are so interested. I'm just one of many that hate scUMbuckets...yes there are lots of us.

No, it is ok FIUBandG, I mean scumsanitizer, you can post as both, we dont mind - just be honest with us and yourself. I mean if you are going through some sort of identity crises, maybe we can help you.

You know who is good at stuff like this FIUMOM - in addition to being an expert in the forward pass, he is also a wonderful psychologist, remember she knows things that only the poeple who need to know know.

Hey Pete, any thoughts on interviewing FIU alumnus Mike Lowell on his new book? Heard he came out with a new book discussing his life and career, including discussing his cancer battle.

GO FIU!!!

Pete, is Brad Elred on a major league roster? Let me know.

GO FIU!!!

24/7 and Crazy, Please refrain from bothering scumsanitizer, he is so busy and he has to manage all of his UM staff...or was that blueandgold? Oh yeah, both of them have that story.

UFF it took me 15 seconds to look it up on MLB.com the answer to your question is - NO, of course he is not on a MLB roster, he sucks. However, maybe he could be the new head coach of the baseball team since TT cannot get the job done.

TheU24/7, its good to see simple bacteria like you can use a computer. Congrats!

GO FIU!!!

I am very much with Pike Danny. These UCG fans coming on our board are ridiculous already. You would think if they would see us as such a lowly place to be they'd stay out of here. What is your goal by posting here? You guys must not have much to do because you sure spend an awful lot of time on here. Not much to discuss on the UCG blog apparently? I don't know, but all I know is that I get annoyed just like you do PikeDanny. It really is obnoxious having all these UCG people coming here to just to start arguments.

OK, let's break it down and keep it simple for the UM bloggers:

If you're a UM fan, and you did NOT attend that school, you are a LOSER.

Find something else to make you feel good about yourself.

Trivia question: what was the score of the last UM game EVER at the Orange Bowl? Answer: Virginia 48, UM 0. That's right, zero.

Geez - I hate to have to agree with U24/7. Nobody is a bigger FIU fan than I am (and no - I am not an alum) but his comments on our "esteemed recruiter" of a baseball coach are right on. TT DID recruit some of the guys he is playing; he has had a whole season to get them to play better and the result is....worse conference record and probably not making the Sun Belt tourney again. Like I said before - a GOOD COACH takes what he is given and makes it better. He (or she) does not merely complain about being handed garbage and vow to bring in the best team "money can buy" or in his case the best team he can lie to and sweet talk into coming here.

So he will have all the scholarships back. He must have done something wrong, else why is he being restricted to only 16 hours of practice a week next season? Of course - those are official hours. Anyone who thinks he only practices 20 hours a week, well....I have some nice swamp land for ya.

Lucky for me I'm not a UM fan nor did I attend the school. I just like to keep FIU down in there place because the bottom of the rung belongs at the bottom of the rung.

It's basically what you see on commercial "for 30 cents a day you can feed these 300 3rd world country children". Well, with a couple clicks on your laptop/desktop you can see the people that aren't above the low/middle class. Or to put it in a better way, when Hurricane Andrew tore through south florida and my family flew there we drove by Homestead. Sucks that it was torn apart, but it instantly made us feel better about ourselves, how lucky we are, etc. Now, before the humanitarian democrats come out and preach on about morals, their prius, etc., I'm not trying to compare it, it's just reminding people why and how much better they are than you.

Hey NCAA, probation called again, time to recognize FIU.

What is the goal of MaXx posting here, shouldn't he be taking himself and the wife to the gym? Oh no, you have better things to do, such as posting on a blog. (Do you really think I don't research, come on buddy, to quote any oldie but a goodie, anything you can do I can do better). The thing is when you call a school UCG with the obvious intended insult you get what's coming to you. Of course they can come on here and just type FIU "oye" or FIU meng, but they don't. They take that extra step.

Obviously if Pete did the same thing he would have a higher profile than this blog, hence him not mentioning why he's too lazy or uneducated to discuss the Tim Harris subject.

Fomenter,

Your last post just showed that you're at least a few rungs below anyone on this blog.

You've demonstrated my main problem with UM fans and athletics--you don't need to step on others to feel better about yourself and move ahead.

I'd rather lose with class and dignity than win without it. UM fans just don't get that, and I doubt they will anytime soon.

Is this probation the NCAA just handed down different then the APR punishment? The new probation said that FIU is losing 3 scholies in football, is that in addition to the 3 they lost in the APR or is it the same thing?

Formenter, don't act like you know me. I obviously frequent this blog because I am an FIU fan. I care about my alma mater so I take interest in what is written here. I choose some of my free time on the internet to read about something that I care about and that entertains me. I do NOT spend time on the UCG blog to bother them because I have better things to do. So that brings up my question, what do the UCG members have to do here? They aren't fans of FIU and FIU isn't playing them in anything else until basketball in November, so my question is a valid one. Is it that they like to feel high and mighty since they can no longer say that they are part of the elite in college football? I don't know, but it's a damn shame because Pete does a great job with this blog and it sucks that UCG fans have to come on here and basically ruin the comments section.

BTW, I call them UCG because I live in Miami and I don't enjoy the idea of being grouped into a fan base of the likes of the majority of UCG fans. To me, the UCG fans that act like those on this blog are not the type of people I want represented with the place I live and love.

Regardless of what is written, this will be my final post relating to ANYTHING with UCG because honestly, I could care less what they do. After next season's basketball game, I don't give a damn what happens over there.

To Pete and those FIU fans on this blog, how about we just stop talking about UCG entirely. They are not part of our future in anyway and other than the basketball game next season, therefore, we do not have to talk about them in any way shape or form related to sports.

Wow...these people are one and the same. It seems fomenter is either reeling for his lack of coherent postings, and/or obsessed or in love with me...sorry man, I'm straight...BTW, if you feel you are great because you take a flight or two for work, so be it....Obviously, you don't know anything about me, or the concept executive platinum means....

Medication time for the guy.

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