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Wednesday: Links with progress



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One more thing to dominate in the WAC [Idaho Press-Tribune]

The NCAA released its annual report on academic progress, and the Broncos managed to take home the WAC championship in that, too.
Boise State’s Academic Performance Report grades, issued by the NCAA, was tops in the WAC and means the Broncos are not in danger of losing scholarships because of academic shortcomings.
Boise State scored a 953, well above the baseline of 925. The next best WAC school was Fresno State. Can you say foreshadowing?!

As you'll read below, not every WAC school fared so well. The similarities to the regular season are quite striking.

Other links:
Idaho faces NCAA sanctions [Fight, Fight, BSU]
Vandals cut eight scholarships, mediocre high school Palouse athletes weep.

San Jose State may be ineligible for postseason [ESPN.com]
If the Spartans don't improve their academic score, they might not be allowed in the 2009 postseason. If they don't improve their offensive production, it won't really matter.

Yahoo's Boise State spring report [Yahoo Sports]
Their conclusion: the Broncos need to find a starting quarterback.

Preseason top 25 with no Fresno State [SI.com]
Thankfully, Stewart Mandel is not on the bandwagon. Also, Boise State gets a brief mention.

Boise State changes USU game time [Idaho Press-Tribune]
The Mountain West didn't do so well in the draft, either [Scott Slant]
WAC chooses to rewards its BCS teams less [Idaho Press-Tribune]