Houston Baptist will not be allowed to participate in any postseason tournaments in 2014-2015 as a result of landing a 913 APR score, the school announced.
Appeals of the ban were denied.
“While our men’s basketball program has achieved a very laudable graduation rate, we did not do an adequate job of monitoring those who, for whatever reason, were no longer actively competing on our roster,” Director of Athletics Steve Moniaci said. “We respect the committee’s decision and have put measures in place in order to prevent this from happening again. We are proud of our men’s basketball student-athletes and how they are dealing with an unfortunate situation not of their making.”
The issue, according to the release that HBU sent out, was the academic standing of players that had exhausted their eligibility, citing their 82% graduation rate as a program.
This is the first year that the APR requirement for postseason eligibility increased from 900 to 930.
UW-Milwaukee, who played in the 2014 NCAA tournament, is also banned from the postseason.
It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for me to be joined by a guest on the podcast and today, it was Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports.
Jeff is a west coast guy, so we spent some time talking about Pac-12 hoops and USC vs. Oregon. We also got into Kansas-West Virginia, Purdue’s win over Michigan State and Denzel Valentine vs. Buddy Hield.
And like me, Jeff is a bit of a beer snob, so we did have a chance to chat about some of our favorites early on. At this point, I should be sponsored by Bell’s.
Anyway, you can listen to the podcast by clicking “play” on the Soundcloud player embedded below. Or you can do so through either iTunes or Stitcher if you so choose. Thanks for listening!
Kentucky’s ‘Dancing Guy’ has turned into a fan favorite at Rupp Arena.
Every home game, during one of the TV timeouts in the second half, ‘Mony Mony’ will come on, Dancing Guy will hop into the aisle and he’ll break it down like only a middle-aged white guy from Kentucky can.
As you can see, it didn’t quite go all that well for Dancing Guy on Tuesday night, as he tried to do a rail slide while holding a young, female fan and completely ate it.
Here’s another angle of the fall:
It looks much scarier that it actually was, as all reports indicate that everyone made it through the fall healthy.