West Virginia's current four-year scores are: baseball 922, men's basketball 974, women's basketball 985, women's cross country 996, football 950, women's gymnastics 995, rifle 971, women's rowing 981, men's soccer 989, women's soccer 985, men's swimming 972, women's swimming 974, women's tennis 964, women's indoor track 994, women's outdoor track 994, women's volleyball 950 and wrestling 945.
Marshall's current scores are: baseball 945, football 954, men's basketball 924, men's cross country 989, men's golf 977, men's soccer 968, softball 991, women's basketball 934, women's cross country 980, women's golf 993, women's soccer 994, women's swimming 982, women's tennis 1,000, women's indoor track 978, women's outdoor track 973 and volleyball 971.
In the 10-year history of the APR, five WVU teams have been penalized because of low APR scores, but none since the rowing team was hit with scholarship reductions based upon the 2007 and 2009 scores. The men's soccer team also had a minor scholarship reduction based on the 2007 scores, while the wrestling team was docked scholarships after the 2005 and 2007 school year numbers were released.
No Marshall team has ever been handed an APR penalty.
Not all schools came away unscathed, but not a single team from any of the major power conferences was penalized this year.
Florida International's men's basketball team was one of 18 programs sanctioned. That penalty is considered a final hangover from Isiah Thomas' 2009-12 failed coaching tenure.
The team's multi-year average for 2011-12 fell to 858, well below the 900 threshold. The average of the last two readings was no help, as the 2010-11 reading was 909.
That will keep the Panthers out of the Conference USA tournament next March, reducing the field to 15 teams. FIU is one of eight new schools entering the league for 2013-14.
Most of the other penalized schools have significantly more limited resources than top NCAA programs, including 11 historically black schools. Four of those banned are men's basketball squads from the 10-team Southwestern Athletic Conference.
Gazette staff writer Doug Smock and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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