Friday, May 16, 2008

News From The Summit 5/16/2008

IPFW Inks UTEP Transfer

Region Collegians--The NWI Times

unior guard Gary Patterson (Bishop Noll) earned IUPUI's Top Gun Award as the team's top 3-point shooter.

Patterson etched his name in the IUPUI record books this past season by draining 93 3-pointers in 33 games to rank third all-time on the program's single-season list.

Patterson hit 11 3-pointers in the Jaguars' win over Southern Utah to set a single-game record in IUPUI's Division I era. The 5-foot-10 sharpshooter hit 44.5 percent of his 3-point shots and earned Second Team All-Summit League honors.

Patterson's teammate Bill Van Senus (Valparaiso) was honored with the Coaches' Award. Van Senus capped his career by playing in 27 games and starting five in his final season. The 7-foot center averaged only seven minutes per game, but posted career highs in points, rebounds and blocks.

Academically, he ranked among the top three on the team in GPA and was used at times as a defensive stopper.

The middle: Better than the bottom--Argus Leader SDSU Blog

Elite recruit verbally commits to Oral Roberts--The Tulsa World

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

News From The Summit 5/6/2008

The opposite of good--Argus Leader SDSU Blog

NCAA academic report card costs Akron football five scholarships

When a team does not improve, the punishments can become harsher with three consecutive scores under 900, leading to a postseason ban. A fourth consecutive offense would prevent them from competing at the Division I level.

Schools already facing a possible postseason ban include football teams at San Jose State, Southern and Temple, and men's basketball teams at New Mexico, Centenary and East Carolina.

Curtis Signs Local Prep Star for 2008--GoCentenary.Com

Complete list of more than 200 teams hit with scholarship reductions and other sanctions--The Detroit Free Press

The NCAA on Tuesday hit more than 200 college sports teams with scholarship reductions and other sanctions because of academic shortcomings.

The programs posted subpar Academic Progress Rates (APRs), which have been computed by the NCAA for the past four years and hinge on retaining players and keeping them academically eligible. Twenty-six teams — including 20 in the longtime problem sports of men's basketball, football and baseball — were flagged as chronic underperformers and handed stiffer penalties including reductions in practice time.

All the programs penalized:
Men's Basketball
Centenary College (Louisiana)
Southern Utah University
Western Illinois University