Discussions of an impending postseason bowl game between the MEAC and SWAC have taken another turn on Tuesday.

While any agreement is yet to be finalized, even though Morgan State athletic director Floyd Kerr said recently that the presidents of the MEAC and SWAC member schools agreed to play in a postseason football bowl game in 2015, a string of tweets posted today by Tallahassee Democrat Florida A&M beat writer Jordan Culver might shed new light on the developments.

Florida A&M interim athletic director Nelson Townsend addressed the potential bowl game during a meeting with boosters.

“That is the plan but it has not been finalized,” Townsend told the Tallahassee Democrat. “The MEAC voted to participate, should it take place.”

Townsend said schools from both leagues would still be eligible to receive at-large bids to the FCS playoffs, but stopped short of FAMU being in support of the plan.

When asked why FAMU voted against the Bowl, Townsend said, “We were very interested in being able to play for a National Championship. Generally, in our conference only the champion has played. Every now and then a second or third team will get a chance to play.”

It’s a game, created by ESPN, Kerr says will pay each conference $1 million.

“The presidents of each league have decided that, yes, this is going to happen,” Kerr said, “ESPN is the driving force behind it and it’s been vetted quite well.

Kerr said an official announcement on the new bowl game would come out “pretty soon.”


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