128 Tulsa Public Schools Football Players On Academic Suspension - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

NEWS: Education

News

128 Tulsa Public Schools Football Players On Academic Suspension

Posted: Updated:
Academic suspensions were handed out this week for TPS students in extra curricular activities. A total of 128 suspensions will affect football teams. Academic suspensions were handed out this week for TPS students in extra curricular activities. A total of 128 suspensions will affect football teams.
At Hale High School, there are 29 of 49 football players can't play on Friday night. At Hale High School, there are 29 of 49 football players can't play on Friday night.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

A total of 128 Tulsa Public Schools football players won't play on Friday night because they're on academic suspension.

The district is now deep enough into the school year to start suspending players who aren't making good grades.

At Hale High School, there are 29 of 49 players can't play Friday, and the suspensions go beyond football and into other extra-curricular activities.

At Booker T., 18 members of the band can't perform; at East Central, it's 17 members of the cross country team.

It's not enough to force a team to forfeit, but at Hale High School, 29 of the Rangers' 49 players can't play.

The coaches get a list every Monday of who can't play the next week.

"If you're planning and practicing and the game plan is centered around one guy and he's not eligible, you've got to change the game plan," TPS Athletic Director Gil Cloud said.

Cloud said the rule is this: If children are failing, they're on the sidelines.

"If a student athlete has failing grade in a class, that's a week of probation," he said. "They have a week to make it up. After that week, if they're failing that class or any other class, they're ineligible until they're passing all classes again."

Booker T. is the only school that doesn't have a probation period; instead, an "F" puts a player out of the game right away.

All of the high schools have students on academic suspension, but Hale has the most, 74 students in all, most of them football players.

East Central and Memorial are second and third on the list of nine high schools.

At Edison, four cheerleaders will have to sit out the game this week because of academic suspension.

The Memorial football team has 22 players who will stay on the bench out of 60 on the roster.

At Webster, the good news is that all of the cheerleaders are passing.

But 16 of Webster's football players will be sidelined because they're failing at least one class.

For the players who have good grades but normally sit on the bench that means for now....

"Everybody gets to play. Everybody gets to play," Cloud said.

That list is just the academic suspensions.

List of academic suspensions by school/sport

There are others on suspension for discipline reasons, but TPS says not many student athletes are on that list.

Special Features

Community Calendar

Find out what's going on around town and submit events!

Share

See it! Shoot it! Send it! Share your weather pics and videos with NewsOn6.com!

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Special Features

Fallen Heroes

The News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

Health News

Find the latest health headlines & videos, plus get tips for healthy living.

Home & Family

Get ideas on spending more time with your family & improving your home life.

Politics

Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.

Technology

Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Cold Case

    Join Lori and local homicide detectives as they search for Cold Case clues.

  • Crime Tracker

    Find out what crimes are committed in your area with Crime Tracker.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

  • Turnpike Timelines

    View a historical road map of Oklahoma's turnpike system.

Featured on NewsOn6.com

  • Crime Tracker

    Find out what crimes are committed in your area with Crime Tracker.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • 6 Investigates

    Are you aware of incidents of fraud, corruption, government waste? We investigate.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

  • Turnpike Timelines

    View a historical road map of Oklahoma's turnpike system.

Powered by WorldNow
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
TULSA'S OWN TM
GREEN COUNTRY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Tulsa's Own and Green Country's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.