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2 Southern sports banned from post season due to academics

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Posted: May 24, 2011 1:35 PM
Updated: May 24, 2011 4:30 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: UConn, Southern, APR report, college basketball champion, Connecticut, BCS schools, academic penalties, Southern University, postseason ban, NCAA, Academic Progress Rates, football, men's basketball, Baton Rouge, WBRZ

INDIANAPOLIS - Men's college basketball champion Connecticut is one of six BCS schools facing academic penalties from the NCAA and Southern has become the first university to get postseason bans in two sports for poor performance in the classroom.

Southern will be ineligible for postseason tourneys in football and men's basketball.

The punishments were released Tuesday as part of the NCAA's annual Academic Progress Rates report.

The results cover the academic years of 2006-07 through 2009-10.

The Associated Press reported last week that the UConn men's team will lose two scholarships for the upcoming season.

UConn has already been docked one of its 13 scholarships for recruiting violations, leaving it with 10 for the next academic year.

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