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Fifteen Notre Dame sports teams received a public recognition from the NCAA Thursday for posting high academic progress ratings.
Schools that finish among the top ten percent of programs in each respective sport are recognized. The Irish had as many teams recognized as any FBS-level school in the country. Duke is the only other school that had 15 teams recognized.
Eleven men's sports and four women's sports made up the group for the Irish. Football was not one of them. The full APR reports for each school and support will be released June 11.
Sounds like Alabama is touting success on the field and in the classroom as well:
The Crimson Tide are now on a list that includes Duke, Northwestern and Stanford.
"I think it's fantastic," Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said. "We pride ourselves on having a great program where we do a good job of personal development with our players. The thing that's most important about what our players do while they're at the University of Alabama is graduate from school and develop a career off the field. To see that we're one of the however many teams in the country that have one of the highest APRs, I think that speaks volumes for the commitment that we have to academics and the standard of excellence to help our players have the best opportunity to graduate."
So, I guess the question is - what does Notre Dame have to do to compete with that? Regardless of how Notre Dame fans perceive the value of a degree from Alabama compared to the value of a degree from Notre Dame, it looks like Alabama can sell the top recruits on a degree, too. Oh by the way, they're pumping kids into the first round as well.
Nick Saban has that program cranking. I hope Swarbrick and Kelly find the answers to match then surpass.
Alabama and Louisville are performing almost as well in the classroom as they do on the playing field.
This post was edited by John Haynsworth 10 months ago
Not much you can say about that except bravo to them on the field and off at this point.
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