NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State Athletic Department received news, Thursday, that due to a recalculation of the football program’s multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR), the team is not subject to a postseason ban or Level I penalty for the upcoming season.
"We appreciate the NCAA's recalculations and are extremely happy for our players, coaches, and the entire University family," said Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover. "The football program is an integral part of college life as we seek to educate well rounded young women and men."
“Although many perceive the APR as purely academic, it is actually more complex than that with retention being an equal part of the calculation,” Director of Athletics Teresa Phillips said. “The athletics department, university and football staff will continue to work together in meeting and exceeding the standards established by the NCAA.”
On May 27, the NCAA published its annual report in which the Tennessee State football program’s rate was deemed to be below the benchmark set by the NCAA. Today's news confirms that TSU is in compliance with NCAA's academic standards.