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Castle Publishes on NCAA Academic Progress Rating

Joshua Castle, Department of Health and Physical Education, published an article titled “An Assessment of NCAA Division I Directors of Football Operations Perceptions of Changes in Recruiting and Retention Strategies Due to APR Legislation” in the Journal of Contemporary Athletics.

His article reports on how football coaches have changed their recruiting and retention strategies in order to avoid sanctions by the NCAA in an effort to improve graduation rates. Castle provides evidence that football coaches are changing their recruiting strategies in that they are trying to recruit more academically prepared athletes. However, his findings also indicate that this legislation is also forcing coaches to retain athletes that have become discipline problems.

The Journal of Contemporary Athletics is a peer-reviewed practical journal that is concerned with all levels of athletics—interscholastic, intercollegiate, club, and professional.

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