- Associated Press - Thursday, December 25, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - The University of Alaska Fairbanks is appealing NCAA postseason bans for its women’s basketball and women’s swimming teams.

The two sports were among the teams that received a postseason ban as part of penalties for NCAA infractions. Infractions covered nine of UAF’s 10 sports teams.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://ow.ly/GqPVp ) reported Thursday Athletic Director Gary Gray said the appeal for women’s basketball and swimming was filed about three weeks ago, making them eligible for postseason play.

Gray says university officials saw the NCAA’s postseason bans as excessive.

The university says the infractions were a result of university errors and not anything athletes did.

The sanctions cover such things as the university not identifying students who hadn’t earned the required number of credits or switched majors without filing the proper paperwork.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

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