Hampton, North Carolina A&T, Texas Southern Football Banned from Postseason
Hampton University and North Carolina A&T State University were today announced as two prominent HBCU football programs banned from postseason play in the 2012-13 academic year. The MEAC schools join Texas Southern University as three HBCU football casualties claimed by the NCAA’s stronger academic progress requirements.
Mississippi Valley State men’s basketball, one of the top programs in the SWAC last year, will also be banned from postseason competition. In total, 15 teams in various sports will be banned from postseason tournament, playoff or bowl competition, and will also face reductions in scholarships and practice time.
Jackson State football and Southern’s football and men’s basketball teams were banned from the 2011-12 postseason for APR shortcomings.