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  1. Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics founded in 2002 an alliance of 56 Division 1A university faculty senates (out of 119) PURPOSE “promote comprehensive reform of intercollegiate sports.”

  2. THANKS TO: President Powers VP CFO Kevin Hegarty AD DeLoss Dodds AD Chris Plonsky Assistant AD Ed Goble Assoc. AD (men’s academics) Brian Davis for their helpful cooperation.

  3. “Today collegesrealize that what they have on their hands is a first-class octopus which is strangling many of the legitimate pursuits of the educational institution.”

  4. “The side shows are so numerous, so diverting, so important if you will—that they have swallowed up the circus, and those who perform in the main tent must often whistle for their audience, discouraged and humiliated.”

  5. “The side shows are so numerous, so diverting, so important if you will—that they have swallowed up the circus, and those who perform in the main tent must often whistle for their audience, discouraged and humiliated.” —President Woodrow Wilson

  6. “My father never intended that our sports programs would eclipse the purpose of the University of Texas.” —Peggy Pickle, daughter of late US Rep. J.J. ‘Jake’ Pickle, who authored the “Pickle amendment” that gives tax write offs for sky box rentals and donations to such entities as the Longhorns Foundation

  7. Knight Commission 1989: Three goals for NCAA programs: academic integrity financial integrity independent certification.

  8. APR (Academic Progress Rate) Satisfactory = point total of 925. This = a 50% 6-year graduation rate.

  9. APR (Academic Progress Rate) To retain eligibility, student athletes need to have passed 6 hours of course work in a preceding semester and have completed 24 hours by the end of the first year. They must take at least 18 hours per year in the 3 following years. Percentage of degree requirements: 5th semester 40% (48 hours at UT Austin) 7th semester 60% (72 hours) 9th semester 80% (96 hours).

  10. APR (Academic Progress Rate) Student athletes who satisfy APR requirements will have completed 96 of UT’s needed 120 semester hours after four years. They will be almost a year short of graduating.

  11. Academic Progress Rate (APR): The cumulative GPA required is 2nd year 1.8, 3rd year 1.9 and 4th year 2.0. Very low. UT Austin cumulative undergraduate GPA for all students in all courses: MEN 3.05 WOMEN 3.18 TOTAL 3.12.

  12. National concerns about effects of APR clustering in courses and majors ‘majoring in eligibility’ excessive resources for tutoring, advising

  13. 2008 NCAA study of Division 1-A football players: student athletes reported spending on average 44.8 hours practicing, playing and training Made possible by low standard equivalencies for activities set by NCAA. Effective winking at a widespread violation of a reasonable academic standard. NCAA: Daily and Weekly Hour Limitations During the Playing Season: A student-athlete’s participation in countable athletically related activities shall be limited to a maximum of four hours per day and 20 hours per week. No class time is ever to be missed for practice activities.

  14. Graduation RatesChicago Tribune 12/21/08: “This year, it was Oklahoma and Texas fans battling it out for the right to play in the Big 12 and National Championship games. Texas fans were devastated when they lost the rankings fight. But the real tragedy for this team is that only 40 percent of its players, and only 27 percent of its black players, will graduate. Texas' football players put the school on the national stage. And what do they get in return? Besides the precious few that will make it to the NFL, most will leave school without a degree and with few career prospects.”

  15. Graduation RatesNCAA UT Austin 2008: NCAA no longer uses Federal Govt. Graduation rate statistics, but its own GSR. The graduation success rate (GSR) gives a more accurate account of how schools and athletes are doing than the federal graduation rates the NCAA previously used, and which the U.S. Department of Education still subscribes to, Brand said. The GSR counts transfers into and out of a college; the federal method does not. "An institution gets credit if a transfer student graduates, and if you transfer out in good academic standing, (the previous school) is not penalized," Brand said of the GSR. UT Austin 4-class 2001-2002 freshman cohort graduation rates: ALL MEN STUDENTS: Black 61% White 73% ALL WOMEN STUDENTS: Black 78% White 81% MEN STUDENT ATHLETES: Black 31% White 55% GSR Black 41% White 65% WOMEN STUD ATHLETES: Black 69% White 70% GSR Black 86% White 90% FOOTBALL STUD ATHLS: Black 27% White 63% GSR Black 38% White 67% BASKETBALL STUD ATHLS: Black 14% White 50% GSR Black 14% White 50%

  16. and Atlanta Journal- Constitution: SAT differentials at UT Austin scandalously high. At UT Austin the average SAT 2003-2005 all male students 1265, for male athletes 1029 (236-point differential), for football players 948 (317-point differential) (3.20 GPA) for male basketball players 797 (468-point diff.) (3.23 GPA).

  17. RECOMMENDATIONS: • 1. It would be good in the future for the yearly reports of the Men’s and Women’s Athletics Councils to have separate academic statistics complied for scholarship vs. non-scholarship athletes. • 2. It would also be good to have reports not just on colleges in which the students are majoring, but on the specific majors they choose. • 3. It would be good also to have for each sport a rundown of the top-ten athlete-enrolled courses. • 4. Since the concern for athletes who do not graduate after 6 years is persistent, may we ask that UT athletics undertake what many academic departments have had to undertake: a report on what former participants in their programs end up doing?

  18. ADDITIONALRECOMMENDATIONS FROM COIA (TUBLITZ): • 1) Recruit and admit only those student athletes who are capable of doing college work on their own at UT (without the plethora of tutors, advisors and minders to help them); • 2) Require student athletes maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher in order to remain on scholarship and athletically eligible (this is not unlike other campus scholarships. • PERHAPS ALSO: Reduce practice and playing hours to allow for academic achievement.

  19. UT's ca. $125-million athletics budget $244,000 per athlete-student. • If the athletics and academic budgets at UT were combined, the sports budget would be about 7% of the total. • This is being used on 1% of the student body. • Institutional budget $34,000 per student • Official student-related expenditures $11,344 per student

  20. 2006 $41.6 million in total library expenditures • $16.0 million on library materials for 50,000-plus students and 2,300 FTE faculty (3700 teaching staff). • Since 2003, $250,000,000 into stadia and practice facilities • funding for library operations has gone DOWN $500,000 in the last two years • acquisitions budget has not kept pace with the increased costs of books and periodicals. $ 9,199,839 FY 00 $ 9,254,247 FY 01 $10,682,904 FY 02 $10,755,879 FY 03 $10,950,010 FY 04 $10,590,603 FY 05 $12,853,871 FY 06 $13,396,520 FY 07 $14,007,642 FY 08

  21. OUR ROLE AS “THE JONESES”: Our new $900,000 per year salary to an assistant football coach (head-coach apparent) copycatted at University of Oregon where an assistant with like designation at $7 million over 5 years. Only 17 of 119 D 1A programs ‘make money’. Average deficit in 2006 of the 99 schools in the red was $8.9 million annually.

  22. Nature of Competition Fact Sheet: • In the last six seasons, 2003-2008, UT Austin football has played 77 games. Only 20 of these games were against teams ranked in the Top 20. The victory margin in the 53 non-competitive games won was about 31 points per game. • Despite national rankings and bowl games, in their Big XII competition, which cannot be rigged, the Longhorns have only one conference title in the last eleven years.