KU football team loses two scholarships for failing to meet NCAA academic standards

The Kansas football program will lose two scholarships for its 2008 season, the school announced on Monday.

Kansas released its NCAA Division I 2006-07 Academic Progress Rate Institutional Report, which showed that the football program’s academics were below NCAA standards.

The Jayhawks’ four-year APR was 919 — six points below the minimum of 925 — and two players left the program not in good academic standing in 2006-07.

KU appealed the NCAA’s decision to take away scholarships, but the NCAA would not budge.

All of Kansas’ other programs were above the 925.

KU’s loss of two scholarships explains why the Jayhawks signed only 20 players in its 2008 recruiting class instead of the 22 that were previously available.