On Wednesday, LSU informed the NCAA and SEC that it will self-impose a one-year postseason ban.
The athletic department says it considered the bowl ban earlier in the season when the team was 1-2 because of various NCAA violations. The university finalized its determination on Wednesday as the Tigers sit at 3-5 and face the 6th ranked Florida Gators this weekend.
“LSU has informed the NCAA and SEC that it will self-impose a one-year postseason ban on its football program for the 2020-21 bowl season, in addition to self-imposed sanctions already declared. LSU leadership made this decision after careful deliberation and review of the NCAA rules violations that have been discovered in the University’s cooperative investigation with the NCAA and IARP. This decision reflects LSU’s commitment to compliance with NCAA regulations and maintenance of institutional control. We regret the impact that this decision has on our current student-athletes, but we make it in the best interest of the football program and University. LSU will continue to cooperate with the NCAA and IARP throughout the enforcement process.”
LSU has also self-imposed an eight scholarship deduction over the next two years. As of now, it is unclear if the NCAA will accept the self-punishment for the university’s violations.