FSU proves football team actually is bowl eligible
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBS12) —
The website Reddit and college football reporter Brett McMurphy reported Thursday that FSU was not bowl-eligible, because of a scholarship issue with one of the teams it beat during the season.
On Friday, Florida State Athletics released a statement that said:
"Florida State has received confirmation from Delaware State that the 90 percent requirement is satisfied for the 2017 season, allowing the victory to be used in determining bowl eligibility.
Media reports suggesting otherwise failed to account for a long-standing NCAA rules interpretation that permits institutions to use academic scholarships and other forms of non-athletics institutional aid received by student-athletes in the computation of this requirement. These media reports represent incomplete information, as they only reflect athletics scholarships received.
Florida State departs Saturday for the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl, marking the Seminoles’ 36th consecutive postseason appearance."
The Seminoles play Southern Miss Wednesday in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana.