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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Big Ten and the latest APR reports

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

The NCAA on Wednesday announced its latest multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores for all sports, and the news for Big Ten teams is favorable.

No Big Ten squad fell below minimum standards and faced scholarship cuts, and several teams showed impressive increases in their four-year APR scores. Teams must score above 925 in their multiyear rates to avoid potential penalties, including scholarship losses.

Here's a look at the numbers:

Northwestern: 986
Ohio State: 975
Penn State: 974
Indiana: 969
Wisconsin: 968
Illinois: 951
Iowa: 945
Michigan State: 941
Michigan: 936
Minnesota: 934
Purdue: 930

The national multiyear APR average for football went up four points to 944.

Here are the 2008-09 APR rates for each Big Ten football team:

Illinois: 977
Indiana: 957
Iowa: 952
Michigan: 897
Michigan State: 946
Minnesota: 968
Northwestern: 1,000 (perfect score)
Ohio State: 991
Penn State: 975
Purdue: 936
Wisconsin: 968

Northwestern finished fourth nationally among FBS teams in APR scores, behind Rutgers, Air Force and Rice.

Here's where some of the Big Ten expansion candidates finished for multiyear scores:

Nebraska: 950
Missouri: 958
Texas: 947
Notre Dame: 978
Rutgers: 992 (No. 1 nationally)
Syracuse: 947
Pittsburgh: 950
Maryland: 929
Georgia Tech: 967
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