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NCAA rescinds Alabama State's postseason ban

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

When the NCAA announced the new Academic Progress Rate numbers in June, it also named the six men's basketball programs that would be banned from postseason play in 2013-14. Alabama State was among that sextet.

On Friday, the NCAA rescinded the ban for the Hornets after going through data that Alabama State submitted during an adjustment phase.

“Once the NCAA evaluated that additional academic performance data, assessed our ASU Academic Improvement Plan and reviewed us according to its Limited Resource Institution component, the NCAA staff determined that ASU will not be penalized,” acting athletic director Melvin Hines said in a statement.

Postseason bans against the baseball, volleyball and football teams were also lifted.

Florida International, Grambling, Mississippi Valley State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff and New Orleans are ineligible for postseason play in the 2013-14 season.

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