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SWAC hits Southern, Jackson State with bans for low APR

3 years ago Thursday, June 09, 2011 1:59:09 PM CDT June 09, 2011 Thursday, June 09 2011 Jun 9, 2011 in Sports
Source: Associated Press

HOUSTON - The Southwestern Athletic Conference has voted to ban Jackson State and Southern from competing in the league's 2011 football championship game.

The NCAA already hit both schools with a postseason ban because of low APR scores, which were released last month. But the SWAC football championship did not apply because the NCAA considers the game an extension of the regular season.

The league does not receive an automatic bid to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

The league also banned Southern and Grambling from competing in next year's SWAC basketball tournament because of low APR scores.

The SWAC released a statement on Thursday saying any future NCAA postseason bans would also prohibit teams from playing in league championships.

 

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