Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Jackson State Facing Sanctions- Look For A Waiver

The Jackson State University football program is facing possible sanctions from the NCAA, including a ban from postseason play this season, according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.

The program's Academic Progress Rate ((APR)), the four-year figure that calculates academic performance, is below a critical benchmark for the third straight year.

In addition to the possible postseason play exclusion, the report said the JSU's NCAA membership may be restricted next year if the NCAA doesn't grant a waiver request from the school pleading for relief.

The report added that Jackson State filed a waiver request back in December seeking relief from the postseason ban and asking for a "slowed progression" toward future restrictions.

The NCAA granted nine waivers to other schools facing similar sanctions last year.

Jackson State, coached by Rick Comegy, finished 8-3 last season.

Ross Dellinger's excellent work is here in full...

And here's a mix of Comegy's big moment from the 2010 season... his rant after the Alabama State game in November...
((HT; youtube))

Conventional Wisdom from the HQ thinks JSU is another school in deep doo-doo...

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