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Frisco City Services Update 12/27/2015

Frisco City Services Update 12/27/2015

The Environmental Collection Center will be closed Saturday, Feb. 28 due to inclement weather. As...

UPDATE: Frisco Police Make Arrest In Anna Moses Murder Case

UPDATE: Frisco Police Make Arrest In Anna Moses Murder Case

FRISCO, TX – On Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2:21 pm, Frisco Police arrested 63 year old Robert...

Frisco RoughRiders to make major enhancements to Dr Pepper Ballpark

Frisco RoughRiders to make major enhancements to Dr Pepper Ballpark

FRISCO, TEXAS (FEBRUARY 26, 2015) – The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas...

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 02/27/2015-03/01/2015

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 02/27/2015-03/01/2015

Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve compiled a list of activities for easy viewing....

Arts in the Square 2015 Calling Volunteers

Arts in the Square 2015 Calling Volunteers

Frisco, TEXAS (February 24, 2015) – Arts in the Square, in collaboration with the Frisco...

Frisco City Services Update 12/27/2015
The Environmental Collection Center will be closed Saturday, Feb. 28 due to inclement weather. As a result,  drop-off for chemicals, electronics and household hazardous waste will ...
UPDATE: Frisco Police Make Arrest In Anna Moses Murder Case
FRISCO, TX – On Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2:21 pm, Frisco Police arrested 63 year old Robert Moses for the murder of his ex-wife, Anna Moses, in early January. The arrest was made with the assi ...
FRISCO: City Service Update 2/25/2015**UPDATED 10:36AM**
Please leave your carts out the rest of this week, if possible. Trash service resumes today, Feb. 25. Recycling and yard waste will resume next week, as scheduled. Bagged recy ...
Frisco Fire Station Grand Opening postponed
The Grand Opening celebration for Frisco Fire Station #8, scheduled for Saturday, Feb.  28,  is postponed.  A new date has not been determined.  The decision to postpone was made ...
Frisco City Services UPDATE for Feb. 24 - 25 (P/Z will be held as scheduled; Trash schedule / Recycling TBD; Court dockets cancelled Wednesday)
Trash service will resume tomorrow, Feb. 25. A recycling service is yet to be determined. Both collection services were cancelled today due to icy roads and alleyways. Please see the following collect ...
Student Artwork Selected for State Exhibit
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Seventh Graders Build Prosthetic Hand Using 3D Printing
A group of seventh graders from Frisco ISD’s Pioneer Heritage Middle School is working to give independence to anyone around the world who may be in need of a prosthetic hand. The students created ...
Babysitter Rules: What to Tell Your Babysitter Before You Leave Home
Loving parents spend much of their time caring for their children. When given the opportunity for an evening away for a date or entertainment, finding a good babysitter is always a concern. To make th ...
Speaker Stresses School and Community Partnerships
Jamie Vollmer can’t look at blueberries without remembering the day he changed his mind about public education. That was when he realized that schools cannot educate students alone. That was the ...
Board of Trustees Names New FISD Schools
The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees voted Monday evening to approve names for several new campuses, including two new elementary schools, one new middle school, two new high schools and the FISD Natato ...
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Coming Soon to Texas
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Baxter Brinkmann sells off a piece of his ranch land
It's confirmed, Baxter Brinkmann of Frisco, whose Brinkmann Ranch covers 3500 acres, has FINALLY sold his first tract of that ranch land to Landon Development on the SE corner of Eldorado and Coit. T ...
Nonprofits invited to apply for community grants -- deadline February 27 -- provided by Junior League of Collin County
Collin County nonprofits are invited to apply for Junior League of Collin County (JLCC) Community Grant funds.  Grants will be awarded to support programs that have significant community impact a ...
Collin College announces finalists for presidency
Feb. 9, 2015 – Today, the Collin College Board of Trustees released the names of finalists for the district presidency. They are Dr. Neil Matkin, executive vice president of the Louisiana Community ...
Hall Financial Group Announces Four New Leases at Hall Office Park
FRISCO, Texas – February 5, 2015 – Mark Depker, president of Hall Financial Group’s management division, announced today that its leasing team has signed four new leases within Hall Office Park. ...
Join our Block Captain Team!
Calling all water conservation enthusiasts! Frisco WaterWise would like to extend you an invitation to join our network of Block Captain volunteers. The WaterWise Block Captain Program is a gras ...
Sprinklers 101
Want to learn more about your sprinkler system but don’t know where to start? It may seem as if there is an endless variety of sprinkler systems, sprinkler heads and controllers to choose from ...
Romancing the Stone
Hardscape, or areas of stone, pebbles, or pavers in your garden, can provide striking visual appeal and dramatically reduce water use in your landscape. Your entire yard need not be paved in ord ...
Announcing the 2015 Orangetheory Fitness Paddy Dash
The Frisco Sunrise Rotary is proud to announce its partnership with Orangetheory Fitness Frisco as the naming sponsor of the 2015 Paddy Dash 5K and Fun Run! Orangetheory's dedication to an active life ...
Groundhog Day
Happy Groundhog Day! No matter what the predictions are for winter weather, it’s not yet time for the return of spring growth in our North Texas plants and grasses. For most warm season perenn ...
Toyota Stadium set to host Querétaro versus Puebla in March, presented by El Rancho
FRISCO, Texas – Gallos Blancos of Querétaro FC will face fellow Mexican side  Puebla FC in a match presented by El Rancho at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 29, at Toyota Stadium. The two Liga MX sides ...
Frisco RoughRiders to make major enhancements to Dr Pepper Ballpark
FRISCO, TEXAS (FEBRUARY 26, 2015) – The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, today announced plans for a series of massive upgrades to Dr Pepper Ballpark that will signif ...
Matt Hedges using years of USMNT snubs as motivation: "I thought I should be getting that call"
Pareja: “He’s leading this group, and big things are happening for him." Pablo Maurer MLSsoccer.com   The job of a central defender is a largely thankless one, and perhaps nobody proves ...
NAHL announces Easton Hockey Stars of the Week 2/23/2015
Aberdeen forward Kyle Haak named Central Division Star of the Week  Kenai River forward Jack Gessert named Midwest Division Star of the Week Janesville goalie Matt Jurusik named North Division St ...
FC Dallas falls, 1-0, to D.C. United in final of ATX Pro Challenge
AUSTIN, Texas – FC Dallas lost a 1-0 decision to D.C. United in the final of the ATX Pro Challenge today at Mike A. Meyers Stadium. The lone goal of the match was scored by D.C. United’s Chris Ro ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 02/27/2015-03/01/2015
Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve compiled a list of activities for easy viewing. If you would like to add an event in future editions, please send it to ...
Arts in the Square 2015 Calling Volunteers
Frisco, TEXAS (February 24, 2015) – Arts in the Square, in collaboration with the Frisco Independent School District, Frisco Square, with proceeds going to the Frisco Education Foundation and Frisco ...
Jimmy Buffett Workin' n' Playin' Tour 2015
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Local Group Of Disabled Kids To Experience An Interactive Tour At Odysseo Next Week
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January 5, 2013; Noon

FC Dallas Stadium, Frisco, Texas

The 2012 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game will be played Saturday, January 5, 2013, at noon, Central, at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The game, which concludes a 20-team national playoff, is hosted by the Southland Conference, the City of Frisco and Hunt Sports Group. Last year, North Dakota State beat Sam Houston State 17-6 in front of a sell-out crowd in excess of 20,000 fans. In the 2011 game, Eastern Washington came from behind for a 20-19 win in the first college football game played at FC Dallas Stadium.

Opening Round Produced Three First-Time Playoff Winners

Out of the four first-round games played last Saturday, three produced first-time winners. South Dakota State, Coastal Carolina and Wagner all claimed their first wins in the NCAA Division I playoffs. South Dakota State is making its second playoff appearance this year, while Coastal Carolina is in the field for a third time. Wagner reached the playoffs for the first time in school history. The Jackrabbits, who beat Eastern Illinois 58-10 last Saturday, had lost at Montana in their first tournament appearance in 2009. Coastal Carolina earned its first playoff victory by beating Bethune-Cookman 24-14. The Chanticleers lost opening-round games to Appalachian State in 2006 and to Western Illinois in 2010. Wagner beat Colgate 31-20 in the school’s first-ever playoff game. In the other opening round game, Stony Brook beat Villanova 20-10. The Seawolves made their postseason debut last year and opened with a 31-28 triumph over Albany before facing Sam Houston State in the second round.

Sweet 16

The NCAA Division I Football Championship is down to 16 teams. The top-four national seeds will play host to the winners of the four opening-round games this Saturday. No. 1 seed North Dakota State meets South Dakota State. No. 2 Eastern Washington will host Wagner. No. 3 Montana State welcomes Stony Brook to Bozeman and No. 4 seed Old Dominion plays host to Coastal Carolina. The Big Sky, Missouri Valley Football conferences each have three times playing in the second round to account for more than half of the field. The Big South and Southland conferences along with the Colonial Athletic Association have two teams each, while the Northeast Conference is represented by Wagner. All eight second-round games will be available on ESPN3 and for subscribers on ESPN Game Plan.

First-Round Games, Saturday, Nov. 24

at Wagner 31, Colgate 20

Coastal Carolina 24, at Bethune-Cookman 14

at South Dakota State 58, Eastern Illinois 10

at Stony Brook 20, Villanova 10

Second-Round Games, Saturday, Dec. 1

New Hampshire (8-3) at Wofford (8-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN3)

Central Arkansas (9-2) at No. 5 Georgia Southern (8-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN3)

Coastal Carolina (8-4) at No. 4 Old Dominion (10-1), 1 p.m. (ESPN3)

Illinois State (8-3) at Appalachian State (8-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN3)

Cal Poly (9-2) at Sam Houston State (8-3), 3 p.m. (ESPN3)

South Dakota State (9-3) at No. 1 North Dakota State (10-1), 3 p.m. (ESPN3)

Wagner (9-3) at No. 2 Eastern Washington (9-2), 5 p.m. (ESPN3)

Stony Brook (10-2) at No. 3 Montana State, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)

Championship Dates

Dec. 7-8: Quarterfinal Games at Campus Sites

Dec. 14-15: Semifinal Games at Campus Sites

Jan. 5: NCAA Division I Championship Game, FC Dallas Stadium, Frisco, Texas

Frisco Mayer Maher Maso Fills Out Playoff Bracket

The honorable mayor of Frisco Maher Maso filled out his NCAA Division I Football Championship bracket this past Monday with the benefit of having the first-round games already in the books. He picked two Southland Conference teams among his final four teams who will meet in the national semifinals Dec. 14-15 for the right to advance to Frisco and play for the national championship. He also picked a rematch of last year’s title game, but you’ll have to watch the video to see who he picked to win it all at FC Dallas Stadium on Jan. 5.

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Watch the Mayor Fill Out His Bracket

Maher Maso, Frisco Mayor

Others who previously completed brackets…

Chris Seitz, FC Dallas Goalkeeper

George John, FC Dallas Defender

R.J. Choppy, 105.3 The Fan

Jeff Brady, KTXD The Texas Daily

Print Out a Bracket of Your Own

 

A Look at the Remaining Teams

All but one of the 16 teams in the second round of the Division I playoffs have played in the playoffs previously. The lone exception is Wagner, who made its debut last week with a 31-20 victory over Colgate. Appalachian State is making its 20th appearance in the playoffs this season. Only Montana, with 21 playoff berths, has more. Georgia Southern is making its 19th playoff appearance and leads all teams with 43 postseason victories. Among the others in the field, only one has appeared in the playoffs more than 10 times and that is New Hampshire, which is making its 11th trip to the postseason. Of the 15 second-round teams to have made a playoff appearance previously, 10 were in the field last year and the longest drought for the other five teams belongs to Illinois State, which had not been in the playoffs since 2006. Five of the second round teams have won 12 national titles, led by Georgia Southern, which has claimed six titles in its history (1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1999 and 2000). Appalachian State won three consecutive titles from 2005-07. North Dakota State (2011), Eastern Washington (2010) and Montana State (1984) also have won titles.

NCAA.com Weekly Notebook

For more about the Division I Football Championship, don’t miss this week’s NCAA.com notebook compiled by Mark Bedics, the NCAA media coordinator for this year’s championship.

All-Time NCAA Division I National Champions

Appalachian State (3 championships), Boise State, Delaware, Eastern Kentucky (2), Eastern Washington, Florida A&M, Furman, Georgia Southern (6), Idaho State, James Madison, Louisiana-Monroe, Massachusetts, Marshall (2), Montana (2), Montana State, North Dakota State, Richmond, Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky, Villanova, and Youngstown State (4).

FCS History

The 2013 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game will be the 35th edition. The first championship took place in 1978 when Florida A&M beat Massachusetts 35-28 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Chattanooga, Tenn., has hosted the championship game more than any other city with 13 games between 1997-2009. The FCS was formerly named Division I-AA from 1978-2005. Since the NCAA does not sponsor a championship for the FBS, the tournament to determine the FCS winner was changed to be called the Division I Football Championship in 2006. Georgia Southern has won the most championships with six.

Tailgate Town Opens at 9 a.m. on Game Day

Where’s the best place to get ready for the NCAA Division I Football Championship game? It is just outside of FC Dallas Stadium in Tailgate Town! This fun-filled, interactive area allows fans of any age a chance to experience the thrills, excitement and spirit of college football. Whether you try your hand at quarterback, ride the mechanical bull, cheer on your favorite team’s band and cheerleaders, or just kick back with some of Frisco’s best food and drink… this is the place to be before the big game! Admission is FREE. Tailgate Town opens at 9 a.m. on game day, Saturday, Jan. 5.

Road to the Championship

There are 122 teams within 13 conferences competing in FCS football. The championship bracket consists of 20 teams, 10 of which are selected via automatic qualification. The remaining at-large teams are selected by the Division I Football Championship Committee, assisted by four regional advisory committees that serve in an advisory capacity only. At-large selections are based on multiple factors including overall record and strength of schedule. The championship bracket consists of 20 teams, 10 of which are selected via automatic qualification. The championship is conducted via single elimination format. All preliminary-round games (first round, second round, quarterfinals and semifinals) are hosted on campus sites. Sites are selected and announced during the selection show and as teams advance throughout the championship. The championship game is hosted at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas. In 2013 the championship bracket will expand from 20 to 24 teams, increasing the number of AQ conferences from 10 to 11. The remaining teams will be selected on an at-large basis. The top-eight teams in the bracket will be seeded and receive first-round byes.

 

For more Information, Contact

Todd Lamb, Assistant Commissioner/Communications

Southland Conference

Phone: 972-422-9500, ext. 107

 

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