|Oral Roberts won't have to forfeit games|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 16 January 2014 07:18|
Oral Roberts will play Abilene Christian on Thursday and Incarnate Word on Saturday as scheduled.
Abilene Christian and Incarnate Word are Division II Southland Conference programs that won't be Division I until 2014-15. An NCAA bylaw states Division I schools can play a maximum four non-Division I teams in a season, including exhibitions.
Oral Roberts already had played four non-Division I teams this season - two exhibition games and two regular-season games - so playing Abilene Christian and Incarnate Word would have violated the rule. The NCAA reached out to the Southland and other affected conferences last week and offered a blanket waiver.