FAMU faces post-season bans in four sports due to low APR

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By: WCTV Eyewitness Sports
February 13, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- On Wednesday, Florida A&M announced the NCAA has placed a post-season ban on their men's basketball, men's golf and men's indoor and outdoor track and field programs for the 2019 season due to low Academic Progress Rate scores.

FAMU says those four programs did not meet the NCAA's multi-year threshold score of 930. The seasons attributing scores to the self-imposed penalty are 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-16 and 2016-2017.

"While we are disappointed that this year's teams will bear the brunt of this action, we are confident that the measures put in place to address the APR will put us on course to move forward in restoring the necessary standards of excellence in academics," said FAMU Athletics Director John Eason.

FAMU says all scores that did not meet the NCAA's APR were reported prior to the arrival of the program's current head coaches.

FAMU says this year's men's basketball team will end it's season with their final regular season game on Thursday, March 7 against Bethune-Cookman and will not participate in the MEAC tournament.

The Rattlers currently own a 7-4 record in MEAC play.

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