The Gamecocks may have dodged a bullet by avoiding a ban on post-season play, but the program still will face serious penalties, including a 10-day reduction in its practice and playing season and the loss of three games.
APR is described as a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester or quarter, taking into account players’ eligibility, retention and graduation. This year’s report is based on the last four academic years ending with 2010-11.
The JSU basketball program’s multi-year score is 889. The NCAA imposes penalties for programs with scores lower than 900.
Men’s basketball is the only JSU program expected to face sanctions.
The Star confirmed the sanctions with a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the report had not been made public.
The Gamecocks were spared a postseason ban because of demonstrated academic improvement, but in addition to the calendar reduction they are limited to five days of countable practice per week and four hours of out-of-season work per week.
The program had single-year scores of 940 and 974 in the previous two years, but it is saddled by a 769 in the first year of the cycle.
JSU officials plan to comment on the report Wednesday after its release.
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