Cheyney Self-Imposes Postseason Ban on All Sports
Cheyney University last week announced a self-imposed postseason ban on all sports. University president Michelle Howard-Vital said the ban, along with the vacation of wins in affected programs, was in response to an internal investigation that revealed a number of athletes competed for CU in 2011 without eligibility clearance from the NCAA. From the university’s statement:
“Cheyney University has self-imposed two years of probation on its athletic department after self-reporting NCAA violations that occurred when multiple student-athletes were not registered with the NCAA’s eligibility center. As such, Cheyney athletes will voluntarily not participate in the PSAC/NCAA 2012-13 tournaments and will vacate victories of the affected programs.”
“All student-athletes that participated while ineligible that are still members of the institutions teams have gone through the reinstatement process. All student-athletes were certified for competition during the 2011-12 academic year.”
“In addition to incorporating safeguards regarding certification of student athletes, the institution will increase compliance staff and increase NCAA rules education for students, staff and university personnel.”
It is the second time in five years the Cheyney has faced eligibility issues in athletics. In 2007, the Wolves were placed on a three-year probation for violations with the university’s football program.