The Association for the Protection of College Athletes just released their rankings of each FBS school based on a comparison of athletic success, academic progress and the treatment of athletes.
The APCA Ranking Report provides the most comprehensive,
commercially independent comparison of collegiate athletic programs. It
emphasizes factors that collegiate student athletes have identified as
the most important: a strong academic program, a successful team record,
diverse academic opportunities, university commitment to the athletic
program, the ability to play in front of a crowd and during the
postseason, and a sufficient athletic scholarship (when a scholarship is
The formula rewards programs that do not discriminate against
student athletes. A program will receive a higher score if it allows
student athletes to take any academic major of their choosing, operates
in accordance with NCAA policy, and does not impose additional
restrictions on student athletes who may want to transfer to another
college or university.
The APCA Ranking Report is created using readily available data that
has been provided by schools and collected by independent sources,
including the NCAA and the federal government.
For sports fans in Denver -- Vic Lombardi '91, can be found in the mornings on Sports Radio The Fan 104.3 FM and on CBS Channel 4 in the afternoons and evenings...
Lombardi, who graduated from Notre Dame in 1991 never misses the opportunity to talk about the Fighting Irish on his morning radio show. If you'd like to listen in over the web -- just click on the link below!
My brother Jay, who lives in Denver, is listening to Vic all of the time...
Torii Hunter Sr., is the starting right fielder for the Detroit Tigers -- his son Torii Jr., is a freshman football player -- looking to earn a starting wide receiver postion at the University of Notre Dame. The South Bend Tribune's Eric Hansen penned this story that the Detroit News picked up...