Alabama A&M facing potential postseason ban

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Alabama A&M is facing a potential postseason ban in all sports beginning with the 2016-17 season, according to a release from the school. The SWAC program didn’t give the NCAA the proper documentation of academic data, but the school still has a chance to get the ban lifted if proper documentation is presented by Aug. 15.

Effective Jan. 18, the NCAA placed Alabama A&M athletics on one-year probation after the school had insufficient means to verify the Academic Performance Rate (APR) for the 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years.

“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,” said Alabama A&M athletic director Bryan Hicks. “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.”

Alabama A&M is 6-10 on the season and 2-5 in the SWAC.