Tennessee State says APR recount cancels postseason ban

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State officials say a one-year postseason ban in football has been avoided after a recalculation of the program’s NCAA minimum Academic Progress Rate.

School officials said they were told Thursday of the recalculation.

TSU officials did not disclose the new APR. The Tigers needed a four-year score of 920 to be eligible for the 2015 postseason under the NCAA’s definition of a limited-resource institution, and Tennessee State had a 915 when the NCAA announced the one-year postseason ban May 27.

Athletic director Teresa Phillips said in a statement posted on the school’s website that the APR is very complex with retention of students an equal part of the calculation. But she says the athletics department, university and football staff will keep working to meet and exceed the NCAA’s standards.