Several HBCU athletic programs face penalties and possible postseason bans after the NCAA released its latest round of Academic Progress Rate figures Wednesday.
Among the notable schools that are ineligible for the postseason during the 2014-15 season include Alabama State and Florida A&M.
FAMU was notified that its football and men’s basketball programs are being penalized for not meeting NCAA minimum standards for APR.
“FAMU is committed to the success of our student-athletes both on and off the playing field,” Mangum said in a statement. “Their academic success is our first priority, and we take the regulations of the NCAA very seriously because they are designed to be applied consistently across all programs, at all member institutions, and represent best practice.”
According to the NCAA, schools must exceed a four-year APR average of 930 or a two-year average of 940 to be eligible for postseason participation.
A total of 12 Alabama State programs scored at or above the national benchmark of 930, the school said. Of ASU’s 18 athletics programs, two did not meet qualifications for postseason eligibility in the upcoming school year.