January 30, 2007
Albany - Albany State will have to share the 2006 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title with Tuskegee.
The Tigers are co-champs because Miles College had to forfeit all of its wins as part of their penalties for using an ineligible player.
One of those Miles victories was against Tuskegee back in September.
The win for the Tigers gives them a 6-1 conference record for 2006.
The same as Albany State who lost at Tuskegeee in October.
That means the Tigers win the tiebreaker and could be conference champs outright.
Commissioner William Lide says that under the circumstances the SIAC thought it would be best to declare both Albany State and Tuskegee co-champions.
Lide says Albany State played no role in the violations committed at Miles and the decision to declare co-champions is a win-win for both schools and the SIAC.
The Associated Press contributed to this report