No Liberty for Alcorn

THE BALTIMORE SUN

The NCAA rejected a petition from the Liberty Bowl to allow it to invite Alcorn State and Heisman Trophy-contending quarterback Steve McNair to the Dec. 31 game.

The NCAA cited two reasons:

* To qualify for a Division I-A bowl, a team must have at least six victories against I-A teams. Alcorn doesn't even play I-A teams.

* Division I-AA has a championship game and the Braves (5-2) might qualify to play in it.

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