JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The ETSU men's indoor track team is facing a postseason ban after posting low scores in the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Rating report.
ETSU's Associate Athletic Director for Communications Mike White confirmed the story that was first reported by the Associated Press Wednesday.
The school's Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Richard Sander could not be reached for immediate comment.
Thirty-six Division I athletic teams will face postseason bans next fall because of sub-par scores on the NCAA's annual Academic Progress Rate, according to the Associated Press.
The APR is billed as a real-time measurement for all teams and is based on a points-system that rewards athletes for staying academically eligible and staying in school.
This year's four-year measurements, released Wednesday, cover the period from 2009-10 through 2012-13. The report shows a two-point improvement among all athletes, going from 974 to 976. A perfect score is 1,000.
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