Gridiron Bash Canceled

Gridiron Bash, 17 concerts scheduled simultaneously in college stadiums across the country by New York City-based MSL Sports and Entertainment, has been canceled after hitting a snag with the NCAA.

The concerts were to feature a host of top-name artists including Fergie, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Fall Out Boy, Counting Crows, ZZ Top, Goo Goo Dolls, Dwight Yoakam, Taylor Swift, Montgomery Gentry, Good Charlotte, O.A.R. and Black Crowes.

A rule interpretation by the NCAA last week would have limited participation by athletes in the shows, according to USA Today.

The NCAA’s Erik Christianson told USA Today MSL wanted to "use student-athletes’ participation to promote" the events and allow athletes into the concerts for free, both of which are against NCAA rules.

MSL President Shawn Garrity said in a statement that "with valuable time being lost awaiting NCAA clarification," the decision was made to hold events next fall and spring.