Monday, February 15, 2016

Southern baseball team ineligible for NCAA tournament, awaits additional penalties

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- The Southern baseball team is ineligible for the NCAA tournament under the first of multiple sanctions against the program.

Jaguars coach Roger Cador revealed the sanction even though the school is still awaiting written notification of the penalties from the NCAA.

It’s the third consecutive season Southern is ineligible for the NCAA tournament. The first two penalties were part of an athletic department-wide penalty, handed down because the university supplied the NCAA with unusable data on student-athletes’ Academic Progress Rates.

The latest postseason ineligibility is a result of the baseball team falling short of the NCAA minimum of a 930 APR score over a four-year period, Cador said.

“I don’t want to go into the season living a lie,” said Cador, who informed the team of the sanction after practice Saturday. “We’ll just wait for the other sanctions that certainly will be coming.”

The other sanctions are the result of the baseball program “over-rewarding scholarships,” interim athletic director Roman Banks said.


No comments: