TSU Athletics Announces Conclusion of NCAA Probationary Term
On Monday, October 9th, the Texas Southern University Athletics Department received official notification from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) that their probationary period (Oct. 9, 2012 to Oct. 9 2017) has come to a much welcomed conclusion.
“For the entire program the NCAA sanctions and penalties levied against us were devastating,” said TSU Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics, Dr. Charles McClelland.
“The football team took the brunt end of the penalties but now that is all behind us with our program being fully restored in membership status. Our overall goal now is to continue to rebuild while graduating our student-athletes and competing for championships.”
“As a whole, we are thrilled that this period of probationary time has expired,” said TSU Senior Associate AD Michael Moleta. “However, we will continue to perform at levels that meet or exceed NCAA Membership requirements as we’ve exemplified over the course of the past five years.”
About Texas Southern University: Texas Southern University, one of the nation’s largest HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), possesses an impressive array of undergraduate and graduate programs, a diverse faculty, 80-plus student organizations, and an alumni network comprised of educators, entrepreneurs, public servants, lawyers, pilots, artists, and more, many of whom are change agents on the local, national and international stage. Nestled upon a sprawling 150-acre campus, Texas Southern University has served as a cornerstone for developing the greatest potential in leaders from various socio-economic, cultural, and racial backgrounds.