NCAA Lifts Jackson State Football Post-Season Ban
[mpoverlay]Ross Dellenger of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger today reports that the post-season competition ban for the Jackson State University football team has been lifted by the NCAA. JSU qualified for the reprieve under a recently-changed rule to its Academic Progress Rate system and its review of low-resourced member schools, citing JSU’s APR score improvement and maintained improvement plan as reasons for the waiver.
Jackson State fits the mold of an improving limited-resource program — something we reported by in mid-April upon obtaining this NCAA letter sent to the school.
The football team had a 2010-11 single-year score of 913, a 27-point jump from the previous single-year score and the highest single-year score in at least six years. Its 888 multi-year score is its highest since 2006-07 and is just 12 points shy of meeting that 900 penalty threshold. (Jackson Clarion-Ledger)[/mpoverlay]