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SSU Won’t Have Spring Football Practice

The Savannah State football team will not have spring football practice this spring. SSU had a 896 multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) score for the 2015-16 academic year which resulted in the team being hit with Level 2 penalties from the NCAA. During the 2017 season, the Tigers were limited to 5 days and 16 hours of countable activity per week. After the season ended, the team was limited to 4 hours of countable activity per week. The NCAA requires a minimum of 930 for programs to avoid penalties. Although the team is not allowed to have organized spring practice, players can gather among themselves to work out.

SSU Players Make All-MEAC Team

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference passed out their annual post season awards recently and several members of the Savannah State basketball teams were among those honored.

Junior guard Dexter McClanahan was named to the men’s second team while senior guard Alante Fenner was named to the third team. On the women’s side, junior forward Kaylee Allen was picked for the second team.

McClanahan, who hails from Stockbridge, Georgia, averaged 15.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game during the regular season. Fenner produced 14.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals per contest. Allen, a Cincinnati, Ohio native, finished the regular season averaging 17.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game.

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