Rebels hoops excels in class

By Parrish Alford/NEMS Daily Journal

On and off the court, the Rebels were on target last season.
Men’s basketball scored a 979 to lead the most high-profile sports at Ole Miss when the NCAA announced its Academic Progress Rate scores on Tuesday.
Football led Mississippi State with a 967 score.
Teams falling below the 900 multi-year score face penalties, beginning with postseason bans. That standard will increase to 930 for the 2014-2015 postseason.
The overall four-year APR score across Division 1 is 974, a one-point increase from last year. Scores are calculated by individual D-I teams based on eligibility and graduation and retention rates.
The men’s basketball team at Mississippi Valley State will be ineligible for the NCAA tournament for a second consecutive year.
Of 16 programs at Southern Miss, 14 ranked above 950. The major team scores: Baseball 984, football 942 and men’s basketball 929.
For Ole Miss, baseball posted a 978 score and football a 944 score.
MSU baseball scored 962, and men’s basketball scored 935.
The top score for Ole Miss men’s teams was tennis at 984.
On the women’s side, cross country, tennis and volleyball posted 1000 scores.
The top scorer among all MSU teams was men’s tennis at 1000, while golf led the women at 992.

The APR scores for both schools
(Men)
Ole Miss MSU
Baseball 978 962
Football 944 967
Basketball 979 935
Cross Country 967 967
Golf 962 994
Tennis 984 1000
Track, Indoor 969 N/A
Track, Outdoor 972 956
Softball 993 988
(Women)
Basketball 976 970
Cross Country 1000 967
Golf 1000 992
Soccer 968 989
Tennis 1000 968
Track, Indoor 980 969
Track, Outdoor 987 959
Volleyball 1000 981
Contributing: AP