Three HBCU teams, including two from the CIAA, will get a chance to make a run at a Division II National Championship.
Bowie State and Virginia Union will represent the CIAA and Tuskegee will represent the SIAC in the 2015 D2 Football playoffs, the NCAA announced on Sunday. Conference champs Winston-Salem State and Miles will not participate in the field.
Bowie State (9-2) will face Assumption (10-1) in a 3/6 matchup. BSU made the playoffs despite losing 17-14 to a 6-5 WSSU squad at the CIAA Championship on Saturday.
Virginia Union (8-2) squeezed into the playoffs despite failing to make the CIAA Championship Game. VUU will face Slippery Rock (10-1) in a 2/7 matchup.
Like VUU, Tuskegee (8-2) made the playoffs despite failing to make its conference championship game. Tuskegee will face Catawba (8-2) in Salisbury, NC in a 3/6 matchup. This year marks Tuskegee’s third playoff appearance in as many years.