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Texas Southern Football Banned From Postseason Play For APR Score

Texas Southern is one of three college football programs nationwide to receive a one-year postseason ban for low APR scores.

Texas Southern University
Texas Southern University

Texas Southern University will spend a second consecutive year banned from postseason play as a member of the SWAC and Football Championship Subdivision, after the program's APR was again lower than the cutline of 900 over a four year average.

TSU officials announced that they expected another postseason ban back in May, as athletic department staffers said that even with a perfect APR score for the academic year 2011-'12, the Tigers' previous scores were so low that another postseason ban was inevitable.

TSU athletic director Charles McClelland told the Houston Chronicle that this current set of postseason bans doesn't accurately depict a program that's dedicated to changing:

"We have totally revamped our football program," he said. "We're 100 percent about academics. And you will see the numbers that will bear that out."

The program also still faces the results of an investigation into academic irregularities prior to McClelland's arrival under former football coach Johnnie. TSU won the SWAC title in 2010, and Cole was fired in 2011.

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