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WSU Could Pay Price Under New NCAA Academic Rules

The rolling APR average for Washington State's football team last year was 925. Under new rules, they need to raise that number to 930 (Photo: SWX) The rolling APR average for Washington State's football team last year was 925. Under new rules, they need to raise that number to 930 (Photo: SWX)

Athletes at Washington State are going to have to kick it up a notch in the classroom if they want to compete in the postseason. A new rule approved by the NCAA's board of directors on Thursday raises the Academic Progress Rate cutline from 900 to 930.

If the new standards were put in place today, Washington State could be banned from postseason play. They have a four-year rolling average of 925, the lowest of any school in the Pac-12. The grade determines whether student-athletes are making enough progress towards graduation and is based on a 1000-point scale.

The NCAA is likely to use a phase-in period of three to five years, giving schools like WSU a chance to ratchet up their academics.

The University of Idaho lost one football scholarship in 2010 because its APR was 923. They lost six scholarships in 2009 when their APR was 908.

Eastern Washington's rolling APR in 2010 was above the 930 threshold at 935. It's basketball team, however, struggled with an APR of just 904 last year.

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