Virginia State, Tuskegee Win Conference Football Championships; Golden Tigers Snubbed in NCAA Playoff Selection

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.

https://hbcugameday.com/2017/11/11/trent-cannon-and-cook-power-virginia-state-to-ciaa-crown/

Then, a familiar outcome for the TU Golden Tigers.

https://hbcugameday.com/2017/11/11/tuskegee-holds-off-ft-valley-for-siac-championship/

But the NCAA playoff bracket won’t include both champions. Instead, Bowie State University receives an at-large invitation to the Division II tournament.

http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-11-12/ncaa-division-ii-football-championship-field-announced

The Bulldogs and Trojans will both host opening round games on Nov. 18.