Four state schools hit by NCAA sanctions (with APR scores for all schools)

Eighteen Division I teams will miss the postseason, and another 18 in men's basketball and nine other college sports will

trade practice time for remedial classroom sessions under NCAA academic progress reports released Tuesday.

Poor Academic Progress Rate scores mean

postseason bans in the 2013-14 academic year for teams from 10 schools:

Alabama State,

Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Florida A&M, Florida International,

Grambling State, Mississippi Valley State, New Orleans, Norfolk State,

Savannah State and Southern. That compares to 15 teams ineligible

for the 2012-13 postseason.

Five teams received Level 3 APR penalties,

which can include financial aid reductions and multi-year postseason

bans: the

men's basketball teams at Grambling, Mississippi Valley, New

Orleans and Louisiana-Monroe and Chicago State's women's volleyball

team.

Most of the penalized schools have significantly more limited resources than top NCAA programs, including 11 historically

black schools.

The overall four-year APR score across

Division 1 is 974, a one-point increase from last year. Scores are

calculated by individual

D-I teams based on eligibility and graduation and retention rates.

A minimum four-year average score of 900, or 930 over the

most recent two years, is required for postseason participation.

The minimum required APR scores will increase to 930 over

four years or 940 over two years, starting with the 2014-15

postseason.

Under the APR standards, the NCAA defines "limited resource" schools as those ranking in the bottom 15 percent in athletics

spending. Those schools only have to earn a four-year APR of 910 for the 2014-15 postseason.

Connecticut's men's basketball team, which was barred from the 2013 postseason because of past problems with its Academic

Progress Rate — the first BCS school so sanctioned — has qualified academically for next year's NCAA tournament.

The squads losing postseason eligibility

consist of six men's basketball teams; three football teams: two squads

each in baseball,

women's volleyball and men's indoor and outdoor track; and the New

Orleans women's basketball team. Data for eight of the

sanctioned teams remains under review, meaning the penalties could

be reversed or lessened.

The ineligible men's basketball teams include Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Mississippi Valley for a second consecutive year. Both

are members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, as are Grambling and Alabama State, whose men's basketball teams must

also sit out the next postseason.

McNeese State University

National Averages

LSU

Nicholls State University

Northwestern State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of Louisiana-Lafayette

University of Louisiana-Monroe

* — Louisiana-Monroe’s men’s basketball team received Level 1 (practice reduction), Level 2 (in-season and out-of-season restrictions) and Level 3 (various penalties) penalties.

Louisiana Tech University

Tulane University

University of New Orleans

* — UNO’s men’s basketball team received Level 1 (practice reduction), Level 2 (in-season and out-of-season restrictions), Level 3 (various penalties) and postseason ineligibility penalties. The women’s basketball team received Level 1 (practice reduction) and postseason ineligibility penalties

Grambling State University

* — Grambling men’s basketball team received Level 1 (practice reduction), Level 2 (in-season and out-of-season restrictions), Level 3 (various penalties) and postseason ineligibility penalties.

Southern University

* — Southern’s men’s indoor and outdoor track teams received Level 1 (practice reduction), Level 2 (in-season and out-of-season restrictions), Level 3 (various penalties) and postseason ineligibility penalties.