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Fact Check: Does Gopher Football have the #1 APR among public universities?

Fact Check: Does Gopher Football have the #1 APR among public universities?

A couple of weeks ago the Minnesota Gophers’ football recruiting coordinator tweeted that Minnesota football currently holds a 994 APR score, making it the fourth best in the nation and #1 among public universities.

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Then, on May 12, assistant recruiting coordinator John Schaekel tweeted the same thing.

John Schaekel

These gentlemen hang out with football recruits and their families. To be able to say the football program has the best APR among all public universities is a great thing to be able to share… but is it true?

Question: Does Gopher football currently hold the best APR among public universities?

Answer: No.

What went wrong?

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Initial APR Thoughts – Minnesota Gophers & Marquette

June 11, 2013
Initial APR Thoughts

Some of our initial thoughts on the Minnesota Gopher football and basketball; and Marquette Warrior basketball APR scores released this afternoon by the NCAA:

To be eligible for postseason this coming year (2013-14), teams generally need either (a) a four-year APR score of 900 or better, or (b) a two-year APR score of 930 or better.
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