- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - The University of Idaho says the NCAA has lifted a ban on post-season play against the football team for failing to meet academic standards for the 2009 through 2012 seasons.

The school in a statement Monday says efforts made by coach Paul Petrino, who took over in December 2012, resulted in grade-point averages of 2.55 in his four semesters as head coach.

The ban started in the 2014 season. Becky Paull, spokeswoman for UI’s athletic department, says the ban could have extended had players not met certain goals.

The squad also lost four hours of practice time per week that instead was allocated for study hall.

The school says it will get those four hours for practice back if players continue to meet academic requirements.

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