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SWAC will drop football title game after upcoming season

SWAC will drop football title game after upcoming season SWAC will drop football title game after upcoming season
Galena Nuncio | 14 Junio, 2017, 06:02

Grambling State University players celebrate the game-winning touchdown made by Martez Carter, second right, during the fourth quarter of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Game against Alcorn State University at NRG Stadium Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Houston.

The SWAC is doing away with its football championship game after the 2017 season.

The conference announced it will forgo its football championship game following the 2017 version on December 2 at NRG Stadium.

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The bowl game teams up the SWAC champion versus the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion.

The SWAC has held a football conference championship game since 1999.

"With the creation of the Celebration Bowl as a national showcase for HBCU football, the Council of Presidents and Chancellors chose to suspend the championship game format after the 2017 season", said commissioner Duer Sharp in a news release.

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Under the new schedule, SWAC teams will play seven conference games instead of nine, meaning its possible the SWAC champion could not be decided by head-to-head records in the event of a tie.

"The conference office, along with SWAC administrators and coaches, will work to solidify a tie-breaker procedure", SWAC officials said in a news release.

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