NEW NCAA BOWL RULE The NCAA approved a plan Monday that will make teams with 5-7 records eligible for at least two bowl bids — and as many as five — based on their Academic Progress Rates. The five-win teams that could benefit, and their NCAA academic score: Nebraska (985), Kansas State (976), Minnesota (975), San Jose State of the Mountain West and RB Tyler Ervin, above, (975), Illinois (973) and Rice (973). Missouri has an APR of 976, but the program announced Monday it will stay home this bowl season to focus on hiring a new coach.
NEW NCAA BOWL RULE The NCAA approved a plan Monday that will make teams with 5-7 records eligible for at least two bowl bids — and as many as five — based on their Academic Progress Rates. The five-win teams that could benefit, and their NCAA academic score: Nebraska (985), Kansas State (976), Minnesota (975), San Jose State of the Mountain West and RB Tyler Ervin, above, (975), Illinois (973) and Rice (973). Missouri has an APR of 976, but the program announced Monday it will stay home this bowl season to focus on hiring a new coach. Marcio Jose Sanchez The Associated Press
NEW NCAA BOWL RULE The NCAA approved a plan Monday that will make teams with 5-7 records eligible for at least two bowl bids — and as many as five — based on their Academic Progress Rates. The five-win teams that could benefit, and their NCAA academic score: Nebraska (985), Kansas State (976), Minnesota (975), San Jose State of the Mountain West and RB Tyler Ervin, above, (975), Illinois (973) and Rice (973). Missouri has an APR of 976, but the program announced Monday it will stay home this bowl season to focus on hiring a new coach. Marcio Jose Sanchez The Associated Press

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