CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Citadel has had their waiver request to be allowed to play 8 games in the spring approved by the NCAA which will make the Bulldogs eligible to win the Southern Conference championship when play begins next year.
The Southern Conference had limited the Bulldogs to 7 games because of an NCAA rule that put an 11 game cap on all teams for this school season.
The Citadel played 4 games this fall including losses to Clemson and Army.
“This new development will allow for all of our teams to play a complete eight-game conference football schedule this spring, and that is good for The Citadel and SoCon football,” Southern Conference Commissioner Jim Schaus said in a statement. “We are in the process of reviewing the conference schedule to determine if changes will need to be made and would expect that to be finalized shortly.”
In the schedule that was put out last week, the Bulldogs were not going to play their upstate rivals Furman who was selected at random to be the team to miss out on a game with The Citadel. The SoCon confirmed that the game will now be scheduled between the two schools.