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HBCUs, Katrina-area schools struggle in APR report

Updated: May 2, 2007, 8:39 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA's latest academic progress report shows money pays off in the classroom, not just on the playing field.

Athletic programs with the biggest budgets, such as the six BCS conferences, scored well on the latest Academic Progress Report, released Wednesday. Those with less money did not.

Among the hardest-hit schools were those in the Hurricane Katrina region and predominantly black colleges. Teams at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) ...

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