Three of the men's Final Four teams -- the Bulldogs, Mountaineers and Michigan State -- made the NCAA's list of academic overachievers Wednesday while the national champs were left out.
The biggest surprise on the list: West Virginia, whose coach, Bob Huggins, has repeatedly been criticized for not taking academics seriously. Huggins’ Cincinnati teams had a 0.0 graduation rate for several seasons.
Four Penn State Teams Earn NCAA Public Recognition Award for High APR Score
[quote]The Nittany Lion basketball team was one of three Big Ten squads recognized and among only 11 honorees of the 73 programs who are members of BCS conferences.