The NCAA has placed the entire Alabama A&M athletic program on probation for one year, according to a statement posted on the school’s athletic website.
The probation, which went into effect Jan. 18, makes all AAMU programs ineligible for NCAA postseason competition for 2016-17.
“This is not a sanction. The post-season ban potentially can be lifted prior to the 2016-17 fall sports championships if the university corrects and re-submits the necessary data by August 15, 2016,” said AAMU athletic director Bryan Hicks in the statement. “We are collaboratively working with the NCAA Division I Committee on Academics Subcommittee on Data, the Compliance Group and university administration to ensure each concern and question is fully addressed. We have also engaged a company with expertise in compliance certification, one that has assisted other SWAC institutions in a similar manner.”
“As required, all student-athletes were notified of the NCAA ruling and how it would apply to them,” the statement said. “The Department of Athletics, the university Registrar’s Office, faculty and staff and President Dr. Andrew Hugine Jr. are committed to resolving the issues revealed by the NCAA Division I Committee on Academics Subcommittee on Data as quickly as possible.”