No wonder Lee Fowler was so defensive last night as discussed in this entry, the news just keeps getting worse.
The men’s teams at the two national powers(UNC & Kansas), which met in the Final Four earlier this month, were included among 712 Division I squads singled out by the NCAA for their solid academic performance. Although the total number of teams publicly recognized dropped from 839 last year, 192 schools had at least one team finish among the top 10 percent of all schools in their sport…..….The ACC had 41 teams recognized.Duke led the ACC with 12 teams recognized. Davidson (14) was tops in North Carolina.
The NCAA gives each player on each team one point for staying academically eligible and another point for remaining at the school each semester, accumulating a total of four points per year. The NCAA then uses a mathematical formula to calculate each team’s score. Those scores are expected to be released in early May. A perfect score is 1,000. Teams that fall below the cutline of 925 are subject to penalties, which include the potential loss of scholarships.
Only three schools in the conference had more than 3 teams make this list (Duke, UNC and BC) while only three schools didn’t have a single team make the list (NC State, VPI, and Clemson). Official numbers for all schools and all programs will be released May 6th.
Don’t expect good news for NC State on May 6th. Unless you consider bad news for Lee Fowler as good news for NC State.