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TCU football, men’s basketball get passing marks, barely, in APR

TCU posted a 936 multi-year score in football in the NCAA’s latest Academic Progress Rate report.
TCU posted a 936 multi-year score in football in the NCAA’s latest Academic Progress Rate report. Star-Telegram

TCU football scored another low rating in the Academic Progress Rate, and men’s basketball had its worst mark in five seasons in figures released this week by the NCAA.

TCU posted a 936 multiyear score in football, and men’s basketball had a 937 — safely above the 930 required for participation in postseason play — but far closer to the cutoff than in recent years. TCU football had a 945 rating last year, a figure that was the lowest since a 953 in 2005.

Baseball had a 965, and women’s basketball had a 950. No other sport was below 953.

The APR calculates how well athletes are making progress toward their degrees over a four-year period. It awards a point per eligible or graduated student per semester for each sport. A perfect score is 1,000. A 930 score predicts a 50 percent graduation rate, according to the NCAA.

“We anticipate we’ll make significant progress trending back to the national average,” TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte said. “I have no doubt we’ll see improvement in subsequent years.”

TCU football’s multiyear rate was in the 960s and 970s until two years ago, when it dropped to 945.

The NCAA touted a climb of five points in the national average for football to 956, and a four-point gain in men’s basketball to 961.

A database of APR figures for every school can be found here.

Carlos Mendez, 817-390-7760

Twitter: @calexmendez

TCU’s APRs

The APRs from the 2010-14 school years for TCU football and basketball, which were used for the latest multiyear total.

Year

Football

Basketball

2013-14

957

926

2012-13

910

979

2011-12

909

918

2010-11

959

927

Big 12 multiyear APRs

Multiyear APRs based on the yearly scores from the 2010-14 school years. A score of 930 is required for postseason play.

School

Football

Baylor

960

Iowa State

951

Kansas

945

Kansas State

976

Oklahoma

963

Oklahoma State

934

TCU

936

Texas

958

Texas Tech

936

West Virginia

942

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