Iowa Wesleyan football coach Kent Anderson has canceled the remainder of spring practice and cites unsatisfactory progress in the classroom by several members of the team. The Tigers were scheduled to close out spring drills with a scrimmage on Friday night.

Anderson says they need the time and reps, but he says their priority is to get an education, and that made the move very easy. Anderson was hired back in December says the academic situation needed to be dealt with now. He says they had to send the message that education was first and they said from the start they needed that to happen, and to get the point across they decided to cancel the spring game.

Anderson says administrators supported his decision. He says even though they are coaches, they are still educators and have to motivate and educate.