We mentioned yesterday when we went through UNT’s situation with exceeding the NCAA limit for non-Division I games that there was a chance that the Mean Green would come out OK through an NCAA waiver.
It looks like that will indeed be the case.
The Burlington Free Press is reporting that the NCAA will grant a blanket waiver for teams that played more than four non-Division I teams in exhibitions and regular season games this season.
We went through UNT’s situation in the paper today.
What it comes down to is UNT thought its game against Incarnate Word would count as a Division I game. Incarnate Word is a transitional Division I team that counts in several other ways as a program playing at the top level of college basketball, but does not qualify as a schedule counter for opponents trying to stay at or under the limit of four games.
Several schools were caught up in the issue.
This won’t be official until the NCAA grants the appeal, but it looks like UNT will still be able to count its regular season wins over Northwood, Wayland Baptist and Incarnate Word.
UNT is 9-7 on the year and 0-2 in Conference USA play after dropping games to Southern Miss and Tulane.
The Mean Green will play a two games on the road this week, facing Marshall on Thursday and Charlotte on Saturday.