Anyway, I've been doing internet legwork in preparation for some HBCU outreach, and I found this 1997 discussion announcing Virginia and other teams' deaffiliation from College Bowl. The players cite a discussion panel thing held at that year's nationals:
Joseph K Wright back in 1997 wrote:Some of the more inflammatory moments dealt with HCASC segregation. When they elaborated the reasons HCASC schools have been left off the circuit, they continually cited the same logistic nightmares involved in getting ANY team onto the circuit, while somehow asserting that these concerns are "different" for HBCUs. No one was buying it, and every dodge was duly noted by someone in the audience. Finally, when it was clear that this line was getting nowhere, we moved on.
It's hilarious how accurate that bolded part is today, all thanks to CBI.