Florida State confirms its bowl eligibility amid Reddit report

26 December, 2017, 06:50 | Author: Barbara Daniel
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Under that scenario - and if the information is accurate - FSU's win over Delaware State should not have counted towards the Seminoles' bowl eligibility. "These media reports represent incomplete information, as they only reflect athletics scholarships received".

With that number being at 87 percent, Delaware State cannot be counted by a FBS school (FSU football) for the sake of bowl eligibility - meaning the Seminoles are 6-6 on the field, but 5-6 when it comes to counting toward bowl games. That would have meant that Florida State, which went 6-6, could not count the win against the FCS school towards the six needed to be eligible. After beating Delaware State, Florida and ULM consecutively, the Noles received a bid to the Independence Bowl at 6-6.

Florida State is slated to take on Southern Mississippi in the independence Bowl Dec. 27, but according to Reddit College Football, the Seminoles never actually earned bowl eligibility.

College football insider Brett McMurphy tweeted Thursday evening, "This should have been caught at 3 levels: FSU, ACC & NCAA", a source said. Bakonydraco received scholarship data from Delaware State and found 87 percent of the scholarship limit was used over two years. When this game was scheduled earlier this year, the Hornets may have been at that 90 percent mark (or 56.7 scholarships for non-math majors) and they may have been at the start of the season before suspensions, dismissals or transfers that happened over the course of a year. "If it was amusing, it would be a comedy of errors".

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At this point, there's no turning back from Florida State playing in a bowl.

"It's a matter between the NCAA, Florida State and Delaware State. We're continuing preparations for our game", Stefan Nolet, media relations director for the Independence Bowl, told the Sentinel.

Florida State has reportedly made a change to its coaching ranks.

However, the NCAA also has an option to extend a waiver to FSU due to the eligibility issue/or extenuating circumstances - if any action is to be taken at all.



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