atheletes' academic performance to blame. sucks to be a husky right now
(CNN) -- The University of Connecticut men's basketball team cannot compete for next year's national championship after the NCAA denied the school's appeal of a postseason ban based on its athletes' academic performance, the university said Thursday.
The Huskies earlier had been ordered to sit out the 2012-2013 NCAA tournament, because of its past players' sub-par Academic Performance Rate.
The University of Connecticut had appealed that decision from the NCAA, but to no avail.
"Before we even began this appeal process, the university and its division of athletics began to implement changes that were designed to positively impact the academic performance of our men's basketball student-athletes. We have and will continue to make adjustments designed to help these young men succeed," Connecticut Athletic Director Warde Manuel said in a statement.