Howard is hoping the 2012 season will be the year it moves toward the front of the pack in the MEAC. If it is to do so, it will have to rely on it depth to get through the first portion of the season as the Washington Post reports that up to 14 players have will be declared ineligible for early season games by the NCAA.
The ruling is part of an ongoing investigation into violations regarding improper use of textbook allowances. While the NCAA has not issued the names of the players involved, Howard football coach Gary Harrell said the list of ineligible players could include quarterback Greg McGhee and linebacker Keith Pough. McGhee is the conference’s reigning Rookie of The Year and Pough was chosen as the conference’s preseason defensive player of the year.
The number of games the players will miss has yet to be determined, however…
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