The APR release has kind of become just another item on the schedule for Arkansas. It used to be that a handful of us were invited to a meeting with some UA officials two or three days before the release and they would fill us in on the upcoming scores, and the stories would be embargoed until noon the day of the release.
Typically those backgrounders were to inform about basketball’s situation, which was pretty grim for a stretch because of the way so many players left after the 2007-08 season. One year Arkansas had been put on notice and the next year was informed it would receive a scholarship reduction.
We’re a long way from that now, with back-to-back years of perfect scores. Mike and his staff have done a great job of getting that program turned around in the classroom.
There is another reporter on another site that says he expects several more FB players to leave within the next month. But, if I’m not mistaken, if they transfer in good academic standing it doesn’t affect the APR