N.C. State shows continued improvement in academics in football,


    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State continues to show a slight improvement in the three-year Academic Progress Rate for football and men's basketball.

    The APR report will be presented to the school's board of trustees this week. Schools failing to meet the 925 APR minimum set by the NCAA face loss of scholarships and other sanctions.

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    In men's basketball, NC State had an APR of 848 in 2003-2004 but has had an APR score of 1,000 in each of the past two years to improve to 947. An APR score of 953 in football in 2005-2006 lifted its three-year average to 942.

    The two lowest three-year APR average scores for NC State were in wrestling and volleyball.

    The APR measures graduation and academic performance from 2003-2004 to 2005-2006.