The postseason ban on Southern University’s athletic programs that was put into place over a continued lack of sufficient paperwork detailing academic progress is now over, the university confirmed Friday on its Twitter account.
The NCAA has lifted its ban on post-season play for SU athletics beginning with the 2015-16 academic year! pic.twitter.com/xlfj7G5XV7— Southern University (@SouthernU_BR) May 15, 2015
The original postseason ban, which began in 2013 because Southern submitted “unusable data” on student-athletes’ Academic Progress Rates to the NCAA, expired in December when NCAA representatives visited the Southern campus for an update. The Jaguars learned in January that the NCAA subcommittee on data collection and reporting had extended the ban.
Though the latest ban was set to run through Nov. 1, NCAA spokesperson Michelle Hosick said at the time that “it could be lifted earlier if (the Jaguars) submit the proper data and the subcommittee is satisfied.”