I don't know what happened to this post. Somehow, inserting the Alice Cooper video eliminated the rest of the copy. I apologize.
In summary, the men's basketball team got the NCAA punishment expected for almost a year -- no postseason play in 2013-14, activity time limited to five days and 16 hours -- when the 2011-12 Academic Progress Rate came in at an abysmal 750. That pulled the four-year rate down to 858. The reasons behind the 833 for the 2010-11 school year, one of the factors in Isiah Thomas' firing, was discussed in an April 5 post on this blog. I'd heard stories of players willfully crashing their acadmics after Thomas' firing. Such a comically low APR score all but confirms that happened. Between that and transfers from the program post-firing, there's your 750.
The football team's single-season APR was 932 and four-year was 930. The leading programs on the four-year APR were tennis, 992, and swimming, 986. Women's basketball and golf both put up single-year APRs of 1000.
Football had the lowest four APR aside from basketball. Baseball had the lowest single season APR aside from basketball, 867.
ACADEMIC PROGRESS RATES
Baseball: multi-year, 945. 2011-12, 867
Men's basketball: multi-year, 858. 2011-12, 750.
Men's cross country: multi-year, 975. 2011-12, 938.
Football: multi-year, 930. 2011-12, 932.
Men's soccer: multi-year, 943. 2011-12, 975.
Men's indoor track: multi-year, 960. 2011-12, 970.
Men's outdoor track: multi-year, 952. 2011-12, 970.
Women's basketball: multi-year, 972. 2011-12, 1000.
Women's cross country: multi-year, 955. 2011-12, 980.
Women's golf: multi-year, 983. 2011-12, 1000.
Women's soccer: multi-year, 954. 2011-12, 958
Softball: multi-year, 967. 2011-12, 935.
Swimming: multi-year, 986. 2011-12, 991.
Tennis: multi-year, 992. 2011-12, 968.
Women's indoor track: multi-year, 957. 2011-12, 928.
Women's outdoor track: multi-year, 960. 2011-12, 943.
Volleyball: multi-year, 973. 2011-12, 932.
Sources close to Camp Mitch say yet another director of football operations, Nick Mehlhaff, has resigned. That's four directors of football operations since January 2012, two in the last five months.