The University of Idaho held a 15-minute press conference Saturday morning regarding a 2014 post-season ban after failing to meet academic standards.

The NCAA on Saturday levied penalties against the University of Idaho football team after it failed to meet Academic Progress Rate (APR) standards for the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons.

As a result of the academic progress shortfall, the Vandals will be ineligible for post-season bowl games or the College Football Playoff during the 2014 football season.  Additionally, they will lose four hours of practice time per week – an amount that must be devoted to study hall.  The football APR scores that led to the sanctions for the 2014 season were 971 in 2009, 921 in 2010, 881 in 2011 and 838 in 2012 for a four-year average of 903.

COURTESY:  University of Idaho athletics.