Will Grambling Help Cal to a Bowl Game?

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Courtesy: Getty Images (Ezra Shaw)

By: Kevin Gemmell – ESPN.com

The University of California has requested a waiver from the NCAA that would allow its season-opening win over Grambling State to count toward bowl eligibility, after concerns surfaced that the Football Championship Subdivision school might not meet the requirements.

In question is whether Grambling meets the required scholarship standards to be counted toward a bowl game. FCS schools are allowed to give 63 scholarships and must meet at least 90 percent of that during a rolling two-year period in order to count as a win for Football Bowl Subdivision teams looking to reach the six-win standard for bowl eligibility.

Read the full story – Cal Requests NCAA Count Win over Grambling State Toward Bowl


One thought on “Will Grambling Help Cal to a Bowl Game?

  1. Goodness. Another case of a HBCU sports program that has questions about meeting requirements. Once again, where is the Athletic Director from Grambling to ensure all of the t’s were crossed and i’s dotted. While major football programs look at HBCUs as a "wham, bam, thank you ma’am" for an easy win, they would probably consider whether such games are worth it due to eligibility issues. We need to do better and hire strong compliance divisions to ensure requirements and eligibility.

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