HU Student Athletes Reinstated

4/9/2012, 4:03 p.m.

Howard University officials issued a statement April 6 saying that several student athletes who were previously declared ineligible to compete in a handful of campus sports have been reinstated.

"As a result of this decision, all spring sports teams will compete as scheduled for the remainder of the season," the statement, issued by HU spokeswoman Kerry-Ann Hamilton read.

A week ago, a shockwave of reports stated that the prestigious, historically black university located in Northwest D.C., had come under a temporary self-imposed suspension in the wake of an internal investigation surrounding possible NCAA rules-violations.

As a result of the suspension, student athletes were restricted from competition.

"This is a self-imposed action while the University conducts a review," Hamilton said at the time. "We are working quickly to review this issue."

HU is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). The University boasts 17 athletic teams, which include six spring sports that are currently in season and had been affected by the suspension. Among them were the men's and women's track and field, men's and women's tennis, softball and women's lacrosse teams.