HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Alabama A&M is banned from postseason competition and received one year of probation after the NCAA determined its Academic Performance Rate (APR) numbers were "insufficient."
The NCAA is providing AAMU with additional time to resubmit the necessary documentation to have the penalties lifted. The deadline for re submission is August 15, 2016.
In the meantime, effective January 18, 2016, AAMU is under probation and all athletic programs are ineligible for postseason play. Athletics Director Bryan Hicks released a statement of optimism.
“This is not a sanction. The post-season ban potentially can be lifted prior to the 2016-17 fall sports championships if the university corrects and re-submits the necessary data by August 15, 2016, We are collaboratively working with the NCAA Division I Committee on Academics Subcommittee on Data, the Compliance Group and university administration to ensure each concern and question is fully addressed. We have also engaged a company with expertise in compliance certification, one that has assisted other SWAC institutions in a similar manner.”