The University of the Virgin Islands’ athletics department is under scrutiny from its national college sanctioning body and could face additional and expanded penalties as a result.

In a letter from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), obtained by The Daily News through a V.I. Open Records Act request, a chief NAIA official cited concerns over “blatant disregard for the NAIA bylaws” by UVI athletics officials in issuing a postseason ban and probation on the school.

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