Boise State football wins NCAA academic award again

By Chadd Cripe
© 2013 Idaho Statesman

The Boise State football program extended its run of success in the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate on Wednesday.

The Broncos received the NCAA’s Public Recognition Award for the third straight year for ranking among the top 10 percent in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

The full APR report with scores will be released Tuesday, but the NCAA tweeted that Boise State finished second behind Northwestern. These numbers are based on a four-year period that ended with the 2011-12 academic year.

Among the 13 teams recognized Wednesday, only six finished last season in the Top 25 on the field — Boise State, Clemson, Northwestern, Stanford, Ohio State and Alabama.

Seven have three-peated on the list — Boise State, Clemson, Northwestern, Duke, Rutgers, Rice and Ohio State.

APR measures eligibility and retention of a team’s student-athletes.

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Chadd Cripe has spent the past 12 years as the Boise State football beat writer. You can follow him on Twitter @IDS_BroncoBeat.

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