Cheyney Wolves

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Cheyney University Wolves
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University Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Conference PSAC
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Suzanne Kilian
Location Cheyney, Pennsylvania
Varsity teams 11
Football stadium O'Shields-Stevenson Stadium
Basketball arena Cope Hall
Nickname Wolves
Website www.cheyneywolves.com

The Cheyney Wolves are the athletic sports teams for Cheyney University. They compete in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC).[1] Men's sports include basketball, cross country, football and track and field. Women's sports include basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

Basketball

The men's basketball program is 7th all-time in NCAA win percentage, including 16 PSAC conference championships, four Final Fours, and one National Championship (1978). The women's basketball team in 1982 competed in the championship game of the inaugural NCAA Division I tournament despite being a Division II school.

Probation

During the 2007–08 through 2010–11 academic years, the university violated NCAA rules in the certification of initial, transfer and continuing eligibility involving all sports programs. During the four-year period, numerous student-athletes competed while ineligible due to improper certification. In amateurism certification alone, 109 student-athletes practiced, competed and received travel expenses and/or athletically related financial aid before the university received their amateurism certification status from the NCAA Eligibility Center. The committee also concluded that a former compliance director failed to monitor when she did not follow proper procedures in the certification of student-athletes’ eligibility. The entire athletics program is on probation until August 2019.[2][3]

For the 2018-19 academic year, Cheyney will withdraw from the PSAC and Division II and will play that season as an independent, presumably at NCAA's lowest level, Division III. The football team, suspended since being unable to afford the trip to the Turkey Day Classic in November 2017, will not play.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Cheyney Wolves". cheyneywolves.com. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  2. ^ "Cheyney penalized after committing eligibility certification violations". August 21, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  3. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association#Division II institutions on probation
  4. ^ Robinson, Wesley (March 20, 2018). "Cheyney University drops NCAA Division II status in restructuring of its athletic department". PennLive.com. Retrieved March 21, 2018. "These are extremely difficult but necessary decisions that are being made on behalf of our entire student population, and to help ensure the university's future," Walton said. "We want to continue to provide our student athletes the opportunity to participate as part of the overall college experience.

External links

  • Official website
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