LSU’s football’s single-year Academic Progress Rate has improved slightly, which is good news for Tiger coach Ed Orgeron for a couple of reasons.

The rate of 963 means Orgeron gets a $75,000 bonus, according to a report by USA Today’s Steve Berkowitz.

Orgeron was scheduled to get the bonus if the football program’s single-year APR is 960 or greater, Berkowitz reported.

LSU football coach Ed Orgeron gets $75,000 bonus, as team’s new single-year APR is 963.- Steve Berkowitz May 23, 2018.

It also means the program is continuing its upward trend that started last year, when the Tigers’ multiyear APR score improved 18 points to 959, meeting the national average for other public institution football teams, according to NCAA documents.

APR is a way for the NCAA to monitor academic performance and retention among its member schools.

APR is calculated using a rolling, four-year points system.

A teams’ total points are divided by 1,000 to equal the APR. Each April the previous year’s APR score is released, along with the multi-year scores.