April 29, 2008


The State of College Baseball


APR, Signing Periods


Compiled by Patrick Hyde


Before the start of the 2008 season, CollegeBaseballInsider.com sent surveys to the nearly 300 college baseball head coaches in an effort to take the pulse of the game today. More than a third of the coaches responded. Over the next couple weeks, we'll reveal their answers ranging from the uniform start date and recruiting to the top programs in the country and the College World Series. CBI presents The State of College Baseball.

In 2005, the NCAA introduced its Academic Progress Rate (APR), and ever since, college baseball coaches have grumbled about the efforts to determine athletic/academic success.

The coaches said:

*   67 percent (63 of 94) agreed that the APR standards need to be revisited

*   Only 37 percent (33 of 90) thought the new scholarship/transfer rules will help their APR

*   About 34 percent (31 of 91) agreed there is no longer a need for two signing periods



State of College Baseball, Part 1 - Uniform Start Date, Scheduling (4/22)


State of College Baseball, Part 2 - Transfers, Scholarships, APR (4/23)