The NCAA reviewed Southern’s efforts to have its postseason ban lifted but did not provide the Jaguars with any updates Thursday.
The Subcommittee on Data Collection and Reporting covered Southern’s case as part of its weekly conference call. It discussed information that was gathered during a visit to the Jaguars’ campus a week earlier.
The subcommittee will make a presentation to the Committee on Academic Performance, which ultimately will rule on Southern’s fate. It’s unclear when the NCAA will update Southern’s status.
All Jaguars programs have been ineligible for NCAA postseason competition for more than a year because the university submitted inadequate data on student-athletes’ Academic Progress Rates.
Southern has been updating the data and instituting new personnel and record-keeping procedures to try to provide the necessary information for the NCAA and get the ban lifted. So far, it has failed to satisfy the NCAA’s requests. The subcommittee’s initial one-year postseason ban expired Dec. 2.
The NCAA could lift the postseason ban or extend it, or it could require Southern Chancellor Flandus McClinton to appear before the full Committee on Academic Performance (which will become known as the Committee on Academics in January).
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