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 1½ 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.