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    It's official - Army at Yale 2014

    http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2...c063892272.txt

    The paperwork has been signed for the Army football team to play at Yale in 2014, as part of the 100th year anniversary of the Yale Bowl.

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    Re: It's official - Army at Yale 2014

    Yale director of athletics Tom Beckett said no waiver has been signed, but Army is planning to honor the contract regardless of whether or not the game counts towards being bowl eligible.

    Beckett said the NCAA doesn’t normally review waiver requests until 1 years before the game is played, which means that would not happen until the winter of 2012.

    “We’re hoping we are viewed as a countable opponent and will go through the waiver process,” Beckett said. “They have agreed to come and we are honored they are coming to New Haven.”
    If Yale "counts" as a bowl counter for Army, it ought to reveal that Yale is, in effect, scholarshipping its athletes - and it should allow the Patriot League and schools not named H-Y-P to be able to offer football scholarships as well.
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    Re: It's official - Army at Yale 2014

    Good for Yale and great for college football. A "Boola-Boola" for the Bulldog fans!
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    Re: It's official - Army at Yale 2014

    Without reading the article, hasn't this game been on the books for some time?

    Believe this is one of two FBS at FCS games on tap... with Illinois State receiving a visit from Ball State in the upcoming years, correct?
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    Re: It's official - Army at Yale 2014

    This is it. Yale seems to be saying that "our financial aid system counts for equivalency purposes." The PL now has one less excuse.

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    Re: It's official - Army at Yale 2014

    Doesn't the "EXEMPTION" mean that Yale does NOT meet the requirements to be a bowl counter, however the NCAA is granting this one-time 'favor' to Army?

    If Yale already meets the NCAA's 'bowl counter' status, they would have no reason to apply for the exemption.

    The PL's own bylaws prevent schools from offering schollys, not the Ivy or the NCAA. I just don't see how a one-time exemption has any impact on PL team's 'bowl counter' status.

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    Re: It's official - Army at Yale 2014

    Somewhat different world (though not really)...this is hardly unprecedented, Army played at Yale in both 1986 and 1988.

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    Re: It's official - Army at Yale 2014

    It would be great to see if this opens the "flood gates" for more contests between these Ivy League schools and FBS institutions...

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    Re: It's official - Army at Yale 2014

    This is good for Yale and FCS in general.

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    Re: It's official - Army at Yale 2014

    What was the last time an FBS team played at a FCS school?

    Kent State @ Youngstown 1997 was the latest i found or could think of without digging too deep.
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