MANHATTAN, KS -- The Kansas State men's basketball team is losing one scholarship for the 2008-09 academic year because of poor classroom performance.
Kansas State is one of 18 teams from Bowl Championship Series
schools that were penalized for failing to achieve minimum academic
standards under the NCAA's academic-progress report.
Kansas State scored 880 on the APR and is one of eight men's
basketball teams from BCS conferences to be penalized.
The Wildcats are one of four teams from the 2008 NCAA tournament
to receive sanctions. The others are Purdue, Southern California
Kansas State officials blame the low score on the APR to three
coaching changes at the school during the four-year span of the
Altogether, 218 schools received punishment ranging from warning
letters to reductions in practice times.