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UConn should learn in a few weeks whether it meets APR standards, but it’s a virtual certainty that the program will fall short of the standard score of 925.
That means Calhoun could suffer a double-whammy: Not only could his bonus be kept from him, but per his contract, he must also donate $100,000 to UConn’s general scholarship fund if the men’s hoops program fails to meet APR standards. Calhoun’s total loss would be $187,500.
Calhoun was not available for comment Thursday.
The Huskies would also lose at least one, and most likely two scholarships for next season (on top of the scholarship they’ve already been docked by the NCAA committee on infractions).
For the 2008-09 season, for instance, the Huskies had an APR of 844, but a four-year average of 930 -- barely above the 925 standard, but enough to avoid penalties.
What will hurt the Huskies this time around is the amount of players who left the program ineligible, and not on track to earn their degree. Once again, the program will get burned by Nate Miles, who was expelled from the school in fall 2008. His departure has counted against UConn’s APR score for the last two academic years, and will continue to do so for the next two.