Wednesday, June 12, 2013

News and Notes: Wednesday Edition

Below, news and notes for Wednesday...

  • Bill Courtney is making his rounds on radio interviews, appearing on ESPN 1160 Ithaca as well as WakeUpCallDT with and writer, Bill Tortora.
  • From the Ft. Wayne Journal, an incoming Purdue freshman expects to "learn a lot" from Errick Peck.
  • Above is the result of the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate (APR) for the Ivy League men's basketball teams.  Cornell finished tops in Ivy League and among a dozen schools nationally with a perfect score.  Harvard finished at the bottom of the Ivy League and in the bottom half of Division I.  Cornell has improved its APR school each over the last five seasons.  Conversely, since 2007 when Tommy Amaker was hired, Harvard has not improved in the APR either holding steady or dropping each successive season.  Schools such as Kentucky, Miami, FL, Kansas State, Memphis, Alabama and UNLV all performed better on the APR than Harvard.
  • The Syracuse Post Standard writes on the APR, "Who are the educational powerhouses in college sports? And, well, who are not?  The National Collegiate Athletic Association released its Academic Progress Rate on Tuesday which measures eligibility (academic and otherwise) and graduation and retention rates.  In football, Davidson and Northwestern were the top schools with a scores of 996.  In men's basketball, 12 schools scored a perfect 1,000, including Cornell."  The Standard also published the below photo and caption.
Cornell University’s men’s basketball team scored a perfect 1,000 on the NCAA’s its Academic Progress Rate report; SU’s team scored a 933. Syracuse University's Brandon Triche steals the ball from Cornell's Josh Figini in the Carrier Dome.


mark twain said...

no surprise renegade amaker has bastardized the whole concept of ivy sports. the sad part is the administration condones it

Anonymous said...

It's not just that Harvard ranks last in the Ivy League.

Look at the raw scores. There are only 19 points separating the top school, Cornell, and the seventh school, Columbia. Meanwhile, 25 points separate Columbia and eighth place Harvard.

Anonymous said...

If you take a look at the NCAA website, Harvard's scores the last two years constitute two of the three lowest Ivy basketball scores since the APR statistic was introduced in 2005.

2011-12 Harvard 956
2009-10 Dartmouth 970
2010-11 Harvard 974