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Texas Football boasts the highest APR in the Big 12

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The Longhorns led the league with a 978 score. Up 7 points from last year from rolling data compiled between 2012-2016 academic years.

SCHOOL

Multi-year APR

TEXAS

978

Kansas State

975

Baylor

973

Iowa State

969

Oklahoma

965

TCU

955

Oklahoma State

953

Texas Tech

947

Kansas

943

West Virginia

940

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I’ve written about APR extensively, particularly when Texas football was grossly underperforming vis a vis football peers and all other sports on campus.

The APR is less a test of academic merit than basic organization, leadership, structure and emphasis. The consequences for chronically low APR are potentially dire (you can lose bowl eligibility, scholarships), but Texas football began heading in the right direction when we placed Randa Ryan in charge of the program after transforming UT’s performance in other sports. That 978 score is a direct tribute to her work.

Unfortunately, she retired in 2016 - probably unwillingly - after what a lot of people felt was political axe-grinding by less competent peers and outgoing employees who questioned her use of university funds to purchase a few thousand dollars in furniture - even though transparently reported and approved - from her own antique store over the course of a decade.