Southern’s post-season ban lifted
Southern University’s NCAA-imposed postseason ban as a result of the unusable data probation has been lifted, interim athletics director Roman Banks announced May 15.
During a meeting in the J.S. Clark Administration building, Banks told the SU Board of Supervisors all athletic programs are postseason eligible for the 2015-16 academic year and revert to having their Academic Progress Rate scores determine postseason eligibility. Southern’s fall certification is a key and ongoing component in culminating the department’s unusable data probationary period.
Beginning with 2012-13 championships, NCAA Division I institutions must earn a minimum 900 four-year APR or a 930 average over the most recent two years to be eligible to participate. 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. In 2015-16 and beyond, teams must earn a four-year APR of 930 to compete in championships.
Southern als learned the 2013-14 student-athlete data submitted to the NCAA has been deemed accurate and serves as the department’s starting point for the calculation of future multi-year APR scores.