The Washington Times - April 2, 2011, 03:50PM

Maryland’s football program will lose three scholarships this fall, a penalty for insufficient academic progress based on the NCAA’s guidelines.

The school said the program’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) will be 922 in scores released later this spring. The NCAA’s mandated cut score is 925; if a team falls below that score, it is subject to penalties that include a loss of scholarships.

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The APR is a metric devised by the NCAA to measure real-time academic success. It is a rolling four-year score, and the numbers released in May will reflect the performance from the 2006-07 to 2009-10 academic years.

The major-college scholarship limit for football is 85, and Maryland said it will absorb its penalty this season, the first under coach Randy Edsall.

Patrick Stevens