05-24-2011 05:24 PM

The 2011 release of Academic Progress Rate data revealed that Historically Black Colleges and Universities continue to struggle with the academic metric that measures the eligibility and retention of student-athletes at a team level. Where many non-HBCU peers – including schools with similarly limited resources – show some improvement, teams at HBCUs are trending in the opposite direction.

For the 2009-10 APR reporting year (the data released today), 33 of the 103 penalties went to teams at historically black institutions.

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