The recent classroom performance of Arizona State athletes will look good for the university — and even better for athletics director Ray Anderson. He will get nearly $350,000 in bonuses based on how well Sun Devils teams did in the NCAA’s annual Academic Progress Rate figures it released Wednesday…
Among those also getting APR bonuses are:
North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams: $75,000 for a perfect 1000 APR that comes in the aftermath of an academic scandal at the university that included allegations of improprieties by men’s basketball players but resulted in no NCAA sanctions.
Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari: $50,000 that is only bonus he can received under the terms of his contract.
Auburn men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl: $150,000.
Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn: $75,000.
Georgia Tech football coach Paul Johnson: $100,000.
Florida State AD Stan Wilcox: $17,000 — a total based on him getting $1,000 for each team that had an APR above 950. 17 of FSU’s 18 teams were at 964 or greater. The football team was at 941.
Last fall, Louisville’s athletics department confirmed that football coach Bobby Petrino would be getting the $500,000 bonus called for under his contract if his team’s APR is at least 935 (the final figure, announced Wednesday, was 977). Petrino’s APR bonus, if he achieves it, increases the bonus he gets if the Cardinals go on to play in a bowl game.
If there was ever a time for a Steve Spurrier quip about Auburn academics, this would be it.