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May 15, 2014

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IU hoops gets perfect NCAA APR score

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s men’s basketball team earned a fourth straight perfect score and a second straight public recognition award from the NCAA based on academics.

Six teams on the Bloomington campus received the recognition award, which goes to all teams finishing in the top 10 percent on the annual Academic Progress Rate report and all schools finishing with a perfect 1,000.

The APR is billed as a real-time measurement of academic success. Each player on a team receives one point each semester they are academically eligible and another point each semester they remain enrolled in school. The most recent data, released Wednesday, covers the academic years from 2009-10 to 2012-13.

Notre Dame had 13 teams publicly recognized, Butler had six and Purdue had one. Eight Ball State teams scored 990 or better.

California Chrome is Preakness favorite

BALTIMORE (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome has been made the heavy 3-5 favorite for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew a favorable post position in the 10-horse field.

Trained by Art Sherman and ridden by Victor Espinoza, California Chrome will break from the No. 3 post, which has produced 10 winners in the previous 138 runnings of the 1 3/16-mile race.

Social Inclusion was the 5-1 second choice of new Pimlico oddsmaker Keith Feustle. The colt drew the No. 8 post on Wednesday.

Bayern and Ride On Curlin are the co-third choices at 10-1. Bayern is trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who will be seeking a sixth Preakness win. Ride On Curlin finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago.

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