National Institute on Aging

One Third of All Teams Banned by the NCAA From Postseason Play Are at HBCUs

The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced that 15 teams at colleges and universities across the United States will be banned from postseason competition during the 2012-13 academic year because they failed to achieve a sufficient Academic Progress Rate for members of the team.

Only three football teams were banned from postseason competition. All are from historically Black universities. The three football teams banned from postseason play are from Hampton University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Texas Southern University.

Of the 10 men’s basketball teams banned from postseason play next year, two are from historically Black universities. The banned teams are at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff and Mississippi Valley State University.


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  1. KJ says:

    This is a shame!!!! This is a result of administrators caring more about making money through sports program than educating our black youth. It caught up with these HBCUs.

    • JB says:

      I think your comment is a rush to judgement. In my opinion, it needs to be explained further what “failure to achieve academic progress” entails. From my experience, having attended a HBCU amidst following others from across the nation, not enough emphasis is placed on athletics. A more common trend which is contrary to the NCAA’s assertion is the insufficient funding rendered to athletic departments at HBCU’s.

  2. Gwendolyn Henderson, Ed.S. says:

    Slow down KJ….I agree with JB and the following link provides to with a little more insight on the issue of limited funding/limited resource programs.

  3. Number one goal in college sports is to get a education! The dream to play in pros is over blown. A education can not be taken away from you like a professional career in sports. Quality athletes will receive a education. Coaches have to be held accountable for their players, bottom line. HBCU’s should not be in any of these banned schools period!

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