Now we know why Charlie Strong, the best recruiter in University of Louisville football history, signed only 21 recruits in February.
U of L’s academic progress rate (APR) for its football team had dropped below the minimum requirement. The four-year APR for football for the period from 2006-10 was 908, below the required level of 925.
Louisville lost three of its possible 25 initial scholarships, but will be allowed to maintain the full 85 overall scholarship limit.
The initial scholarship reduction will be announced publicly by the NCAA next week when the complete APR list is available. Football is the only one of the Cardinals’ 23 sports teams (10 men’s and 13 women’s sports) which fell below the 925 level.
Bobby Petrino and Steve Kragthorpe were at the helm during the affected period. Thanks guys.