Southern Athletics postseason probation lifted
BATON ROUGE - The NCAA-imposed postseason ban on Southern University's Athletics programs as a result of the unusable data probation has been lifted, according to interim atheltics director Roman Banks Friday.
Bank informed the SU Board of Supervisors during a meeting Friday that all atheltic programs will be postseason eligible for the 2015-16 academic year and will revert to having their Academic Progress Rate scores determine postseason eligibility.
Southern's fall certification will be a key and ongoing component in cultimating the department's unsuable data probationary period.
Starting with the 2012-13 championships, NCAA Division 1 schools are required to earn a minimum 900 four-year APR or 930 average over the most recent two years to be eligible to participate in the postseason. For 2014-15 championships, teams must earn a 930 four-year average APR or a 940 average over the most recent two years to participate in championships. For season moving forward, teams must earn a four-year APR of 930 to compete in championships.
The Jags learned the 2013-14 student-athlete data submitted to the NCAA has been deemed accurate and serves as the department's starting point for calculating future multi-year APR scores.