December 21, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Centenary's men's basketball team and the Tennessee-Chattanooga football team will face postseason bans next
season because of consistently poor academic scores.
It is the first time a school has been handed a postseason ban since the NCAA instituted the Academic Progress Rate, which measures academic eligibility, retention and graduation.
If scores don't improve next year, those schools could be stripped of Division I membership, the harshest penalty that can be imposed.
Ten teams received penalties in football and men's basketball - all could face scholarship losses or worse. Alabama-Birmingham and New Mexico State are the only ones competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision.
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