NCAA may not decide on APR changes before July



STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut may not find out before this summer whether the NCAA will adopt academic rules changes that would allow the Huskies men’s basketball team to qualify for the 2013 NCAA tournament.

Under rules approved in October, the defending national champions would be academically ineligible in 2013, because the NCAA plans to use data from the 2009-10, and 2010-11 school years, when Connecticut’ scores were too low to meet the threshold.

The NCAA’s Committee on Academic Performance has been discussing whether it would be possible to use data from 2010-11 and 2011-12 to determine eligibility. But committee chairman Walter Harrison told The Associated Press Thursday that those discussions could continue into July.

The school also is separately pursuing an appeal that could result in a waiver of the sanctions.