Virginia State University and Tuskegee University finished their 2017 regular seasons with expected results; conference championship trophies. But only one of these programs got the nod for an appearance in the NCAA Division II post-season playoffs.
First, Virginia State’s historic CIAA championship run.
Then, a familiar outcome for the TU Golden Tigers.
But the NCAA playoff bracket won’t include both champions. Instead, Bowie State University receives an at-large invitation to the Division II tournament.
The Bulldogs and Trojans will both host opening round games on Nov. 18.