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Culver-Stockton Gets Two Football Wins Without Playing

Anytime you get a win it is good in athletics.  That’s why you play the game. Well, Culver-Stockton College (aka.”Harvard on the Hill”) picked up two wins last week without even playing.  It’s not the way you want to win, but the Wildcats will take it.

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The two wins came as a result of two teams having ineligible players on their teams when they played Culver-Stockton this past season. Wildcat Sports Information Director John Schild forwarded the following news release regarding the situation:

The Culver-Stockton College football team received word last week it would be awarded two victories to the 2012 campaign after two of its opponents forfeit their victories for using an ineligible player.

Culver-Stockton’s losses to Central Methodist University and to Avila University will now be counted as victories after both schools informed the C-SC administration of the violations. The Wildcats fell to CMU 32-7 on Sept. 22, at Ellison Poulton Stadium, and dropped a 67-29 decision to Avila in Kansas City in a game that started on Oct. 13 and ended on Oct. 14 due to weather delays.

Per NAIA rules, the Wildcats will be awarded 1-0 forfeit victories for each game, but all statistical information from each contest will stand. The Wildcats’ official record for 2012 will now stand at 3-8 overall and 2-7 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

The Wildcats are scheduled to open the 2013 campaign at Lindenwood University on Saturday, Aug. 31, in Belleville, Illinois.

Hopefully, next season the Wildcats will pick up those victories by outscoring their opponents even if their opponents are using ineligible players.  It is good though that the NAIA did their due diligence and made the teams involved pay the price.

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