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UNLV’s Hauck will roll with looming APR score’s impact

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UNLV played in their first postseason game since 2000 at the end of the 2013 season, but low academic scores may jeopardize the Rebels’ postseason plans before the upcoming season even kicks off. It is an unfortunate reality head coach  Bobby Hauck is waiting to see  play out.

“We’re going to wait until the results come out in June and, obviously, [UNLV Athletics Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy]’s made a statement on that,” Hauck said following a recent practice, according to the Las Vegas Sun. “We’ll follow our department’s lead on that deal.”

As previously reported, UNLV addressed the possibility the football team may not meet the minimum APR standard established by the NCAA to be eligible to participate in the postseason. UNLV’s football team needs to have a cumulative APR score over 930 over a four-year period to remain eligible for the postseason this fall.  Low scores can also result in loss of scholarships, which UNLV has dealt with before. UNLV’s most recent score is 932, putting the program on the brink of  postseason ineligibility.

“Like anything else, you handle what comes at you,” Hauck said. “There are all kinds of things that we try to do well, and going to school’s one of them. We’ll see how that goes.”

Hauck has been the head coach of UNLV since 2010 and in that time he has helped turn around the academic performance of the program. A low 981 APR score in the 2011-12 academic year is holding UNLV down, but overall it appears as though Hauck has guided the program in the right direction when it comes to academics. There is still time to bring or keep the grades up of course, but time is running out.

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3 Responses to “UNLV’s Hauck will roll with looming APR score’s impact”
  1. BurkieInBoston says: Mar 27, 2014 5:40 PM

    Why is Nevada in this headline instead of UNLV?

  2. Kevin McGuire says: Mar 27, 2014 5:58 PM

    It was an error. It has been corrected.

  3. Professor Fate says: Mar 27, 2014 7:57 PM

    One day we’ll all look back and wonder why the NCAA ever had unrealistic expectations placed on the job titles of football and basketball players, a burden only maintained in order to pretend said athlete is somehow an “amateur.”

    Expecting an athlete who’s job is to make his university and the NCAA hundreds of millions of dollars, a job that takes up as much time as an office worker seeking upward mobility in his company, to also comply with standards that have virtually nothing to do with his job is like asking the guy who maintains the road to also qualify as an accountant.

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