Found June 14, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
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The current news cycle in the great state of Tennessee has included reports, updates, opinions, and hyperbole regarding the University of Tennessee football team’s poor academic performance the past few years under former head coach Derek Dooley and current athletic director Dave Hart.  The hysteria seems to be centered around the NCAA’s Academic Performance Rate (APR) standards and the scheduled jump.  Currently, the NCAA requires individual teams to have either a 4-year average APR score of 900 or a 2-year average of 930 to be eligible to participate in the 2012-2013 postseason (i.e. the upcoming season’s bowl games).  Those standards are scheduled to jump up to a 4-year average APR score of 930 or a 2-year average of 940 for postseason eligibility in 2013-2014 and a 4-year average APR score of 930 for postseason eligibility in 2014-2015.  Many are worried that Tennessee will not be able to meet that 930 4-year average threshold to be bowl-eligible in the 2013-2014 football season. Before we move on, let’s just get all the Vols-related bowl-eligibility jokes out of your systems…”HA! You still have to win 6 games to make a bowl game, right!? Have you seen Tennessee’s team and schedule!?” Blah blah blah… [...]
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