No APR Penalties for Bengal Football
STORY BY STEVE SCHAACK-ISU MEDIA RELATIONS
POCATELLO, Idaho- The Idaho State football program will not receive any APR penalties for the 2012-13 school year. The NCAA Division I Board of Directors approved a recommendation that would allow limited-resource institutions to transition to the NCAA Division I benchmark of 930.
This year the Bengal football program will have their full allotted scholarships, practice time and be permitted to qualify for post season play.
At the end of the 2011-12 school year, which the numbers won't be publicly reported by the NCAA until next spring, if the football program has a two-year average of 930 for the most recent years or a four-year average of 900 they will again be penalty free.
While data has yet to be finalized for the 2011-12 school year, the two-year and four-year average are expected to exceed the requirement set by the NCAA.
“There has been a tremendous effort by our coaching staff led by the efforts of Quinton Freeman,” Idaho State coach Mike Kramer said. “The improvement we are showing is a credit to our student-athletes who are investing their time, energy in all facets to make Idaho State a championship caliber football program.”
If the football program has a four-year score of 910 or a two most recent have average of 940 the following year for data submitted in the fall of 2013 the Bengals will continue to be penalty free.
The final phase for the transition to reach the bench mark of 930 takes place for data submitted in the fall of 2014. If the Bengals have a four-year score of 920 or a two-most year APR average of 940 the Bengals will again not receive any penalties.
When data is submitted by the fall of 2015 for the 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic year's, all programs will be expected to be at a four-year average of 930.