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Courtesy: SWAC.org

NCAA Removes Alabama State Postseason Bans

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 06/29/2013
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Less than four days after lifting Alabama State University volleyball and baseball teams postseason ban, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) removed the exact penalties from the Hornets' football and men's basketball programs.

The University announced in a press release. 
ASU received the postseason bans on June 11 due to low Academic Progress Rates. All four ASU teams are eligible to participate in postseason play as announced by the NCAA.

Acting Athletic Director Melvin Hines was notified Friday that the NCAA had completed its evaluation of the data and other information that was submitted to the NCAA following the initial announcement of penalties related to APR scores.

“We are thrilled that our student-athletes will now be eligible to compete in postseason play,” said Hines.

According to Hines, after the initial APR penalties were imposed against the baseball, volleyball, football and men’s basketball teams, ASU was given an adjustment phase with the opportunity to submit additional data.

“Once the NCAA evaluated that additional academic performance data, assessed our ASU Academic Improvement Plan and reviewed us according to its Limited Resource Institution component, the NCAA staff determined that ASU will not be penalized,” said Hines.

The NCAA had announced earlier that the bans against baseball and volleyball had been lifted. Should they qualify, the current announcement gives all 18 ASU athletic teams eligibility for postseason play for the upcoming 2013-14 season.