As the result of an academic matter, Valparaiso University removed Jubril Adekoya from basketball competition consistent with our requirements as an NCAA member institution. The University and the NCAA collaboratively conducted a review related to this matter. At the conclusion of the review, the University proposed suspension for half of the season; however, the NCAA decided Jubril was ineligible to play in any regular or post-season games.
Valpo appealed this decision through several avenues. The appeals were unsuccessful, and we are bound by the NCAA decision.
Valpo’s statements during the past months on Jubril’s status were made in a manner to protect the integrity of the University’s and NCAA’s joint investigation while respecting Jubril’s right to privacy.
Jubril Adekoya has been an integral member of the Valpo basketball team, and he has helped lead the team to success. While we are disheartened at the outcome of this NCAA decision, it doesn’t change Jubril’s legacy as a champion Valparaiso University basketball player or student.