NCAA announces several Division I teams ineligible for postseason play due to poor APR scores
There’s a reason programs harp on athletes going to class — if they don’t, they could risk being ineligible for postseason play.
That’s a message that wasn’t received very well at several schools in recent seasons as the NCAA has announced that several teams will not be eligible for the postseason in the coming seasons.
The NCAA requires programs to maintain at least a 930 APR score during a four-year period. A 930 score indicates at least a 50 percent graduation rate for student-athletes in the program.
According to the NCAA, the following sports programs have failed to make the minimum requirements and will be banned from postseason play for the upcoming season:
- Alabama A&M: men’s basketball, men’s track and field, women’s soccer
- Alabama State: men’s basketball
- Coppin State: women’s track and field
- Delaware State: men’s basketball
- Grambling State: men’s track and field
- Howard: football
- McNeese State: football
- Prairie View A&M: football
- Southern: men’s cross country, men’s track and field
- Stephen F. Austin: baseball, football, men’s basketball