"The same standards are applied to each institution; to ensure all data are comparable for each team, there is a necessary lag time in calculating all the scores at a national level," he said in an email. "Also, in UConn's first waiver denial, NCAA staff noted the men's basketball team's overall lack of academic achievement and minimal academic progress over several years."
Christianson also said that "while the Committee on Academic Performance may review policy issues later this year, no changes are expected at this time."
Manuel would not discuss how the NCAA decision might impact Calhoun's tenure at UConn. The coach has said he will announce a decision soon about whether he will return for his 27th season at the school.
"Obviously Jim is not happy about it, about where we find ourselves in the men's basketball program," Manuel said. "Beyond that, Jim and I have not talked about any impact of this on his decision or my decision or any part of the conversation around whether or not he will be here.
"Jim is our coach and Jim is committed to working to ensure that the student-athletes continue to do what they're doing now."
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