Alcorn State has been levied a pair of Level II penalties by the NCAA on Wednesday after an investigation found the school failed to certify more than two-dozen athletes spanning 11 sports.

According to reports, as many a 28 athletes were ruled ineligible from 2011-12 and 2014-2015 academic years, the Division I Committee on Infractions said.

Alcorn State was hit with Level II penalties after it was determined there were “improper certification of eligibility and failure to monitor.”

As a result, ASU proposed a two-year probationary period that began today and mandated the school vacate wins in the sports ineligible athletes participated.

The Alcorn State football team will vacate a total of 13 wins from the 2012 and 2013 seasons. The men’s basketball and baseball teams also will vacate wins spanning from 2012-2015 seasons.

The men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s outdoor track and field, volleyball, softball and soccer teams also must have to vacate wins.

Kendrick Marshall
Editor for HBCU Sports, award-winning journalist, and a graduate of Jackson State University.

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