NCAA Bars 2 Texas Southern U. Teams From Postseason Play

The NCAA on Tuesday banned Texas Southern University’s football team from postseason play in the 2013 and 2014 seasons and imposed a similar ban on its men’s basketball team for the 2012-13 season. In announcing the penalties, the Division I Committee on Infractions called the university a “double repeat violator,” meaning that Texas Southern has been on probation or committed rules violations in 16 of the past 20 years. The committee found that the university had let more than 100 athletes compete and receive financial aid during seven academic years when they were ineligible. A former men’s basketball coach also provided false information during the NCAA’s investigation, the committee said. Other penalties imposed by the NCAA include a reduction in scholarships and five years’ probation.

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