OSU Avoids APR Restrictions in 2014

A recent graduation helps Oklahoma State avoid practice limitations for the upcoming season.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys will no longer face practice limitations after an investigation by the school found their low academic performance rate was incorrect.

The Cowboys were originally penalized one practice day per week by the NCAA in May for not meeting the NCAA’s mandatory APR of 930 but after the school discovered a recent graduation of a former student athlete that played in the 1990’s pushing their APR just above the minimum APR.

Oklahoma State Athletic Director Mike Holder Released a statement on Tuesday.

"We are very thankful for the cooperation of the NCAA staff during this process, and we appreciate their focus on the accuracy of the data. We are also thankful that we received a speedy resolution," Holder said in a statement. "In the long term, this process will be a positive thing for our athletic department because nothing is more important to us than playing by the rules and graduating our student-athletes. This has caused us to re-examine how we monitor the APR and make some positive changes."

The Cowboys will open the season in Arlington on August 30th against the defending National Champion Florida State Seminoles.

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