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Catch the Weekend Buzz!  11/28/2014-11/30/2014

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 11/28/2014-11/30/2014

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

Design & Construction Updates Announced For Wade Park, Massive $1.6 Billion Mixed-Use Development In Frisco

Design & Construction Updates Announced For Wade Park, Massive $1.6 Billion Mixed-Use Development In Frisco

Frisco, Texas – November 25, 2014 – Work is progressing forward for Wade...

A WaterWise Thanksgiving

A WaterWise Thanksgiving

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Assistance Needed in Identifying Burglary Suspect

Assistance Needed in Identifying Burglary Suspect

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Operation Once in a Lifetime Toys for Troops Toy Drive at Frisco Square

Operation Once in a Lifetime Toys for Troops Toy Drive at Frisco Square

Frisco, TEXAS (November 21, 2014) –Frisco Square Property Owners Association is proud to announce...

Frisco Police Incident Reports 11/17/2014 - 11/23/2014
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Road closures for streets surrounding Frisco Square for Saturday morning for 5K event, November 22
(November 21, 2014) The streets surrounding Frisco Square and the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center will be closed Saturday morning, November 22, between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. for a 5K event.  ...
Frisco Fire Department Marks 100 Years Of Service On Nov. 22; Public Invited To Celebrate ‘Century Of Service’
(November 20, 2014) Celebrate a century of service this Saturday, Nov. 22. at Central Fire Station, 8601 Gary Burns Dr., as the Frisco Fire Department marks 100 years of service.  Festivities beg ...
Burglar arrested by Night Shift Patrol Officers!
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How Preschool Can Stimulate Your Child’s Development
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Seniors Can Apply December 1 for College Scholarships Offered through Frisco Education Foundation
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District Leaders to Host ‘Coffee Talks’ at FISD High Schools
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Frisco ISD eNewsletter: November 7, 2014
School Board to Hear Input on Rezoning    Citizens wishing to address the Board of Trustees regarding rezoning may sign up to do so Monday evening during the regularly scheduled Bo ...
"It’s a Wonderful Life in Newman Village" Supports Frisco Education Foundation
Bring the family for some fun in Newman Village and support the Frisco Education Foundation at the same time. Baylor Medical Center at Frisco presents “It’s a Wonderful Life in Newman Village” ...
Design & Construction Updates Announced For Wade Park, Massive $1.6 Billion Mixed-Use Development In Frisco
Frisco, Texas – November 25, 2014 – Work is progressing forward for Wade Park, the massive 175-acre, $1.6 billion, mixed-use destination project that broke ground this sum ...
Operation Once in a Lifetime Toys for Troops Toy Drive at Frisco Square
Frisco, TEXAS (November 21, 2014) –Frisco Square Property Owners Association is proud to announce that we are partnering with Operation Once in a Lifetime (OOIAL), and their Toys for Troops toy driv ...
The Man Behind the Music Has a Christmas Wish
Did you see the sax-wielding guy playing holiday music at the Frisco Market Street last year? The man behind the music is David Lowe, and he has a Christmas Wish. A few years ago, David made the deci ...
Frisco Residents Form Coalition To Stop Wal-Mart And Pursue Options For Referendums And Recall
Frisco, TX, November 19, 2014 - Following a vote of the Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission to recommend putting a big box Wal-Mart Superstore at the corner of FM 423 and Stonebrook Parkway, homeown ...
The 2014 Children’s Medical Center Adopt-A-Family Program
ABOUT THE PROGRAM – Adopt-A-Family,coordinated by the Children’s Medical Center social work department, is a holiday gift programthat directly benefits the hospital’spatients and their families. ...
Let it Rot! Attend Frisco's Introduction to Composting Workshop
Discover ways to use your kitchen scraps to create a healthy garden. This free workshop will discuss the benefits and uses of composting, types of composting, and how to use these techniques to natura ...
Winterizing Your Perennial Garden
Texas has relatively mild winters when compared to the more frigid temperatures experienced further north, but many perennials may still need some care and protection in your landscape prior to a ...
Don't Bag Those Leaves!
This year, instead of bagging those leaves that you’ve raked up in your yard, take advantage of this autumn offering by adding them to a compost pile. Composting lets the nutrients in you ...
What will the end of Quantitative Easing Bring?
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Chunk Your Junk at Frisco's Environmental Collection Ctr.
6616 Walnut St.November 158 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Noon) It's the perfect time to 'Chunk Your Junk' on Saturday, Nov. 15.  With the holidays just around the corner, get your home ready for family and f ...
NAHL announces Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Easton Hockey
Minot forward Blake Lizotte named Central Division Star of the Week Minnesota Wilderness goalie Brock Kautz named Midwest Division Star of the Week Springfield goalie Dryden McKay named North Division ...
FC Dallas College Round-Up: Conference Championships & NCAA Tournament Seeding
Eight FC Dallas Academy alumni win NCAA conference tournaments Daniel Robertson FCDallas.com   MLS was silent last weekend as the playoffs took a break for the international match window, b ...
"Nothing to regret" for FC Dallas as youthful squad provides hope for even brighter future
Pareja: "If I look back, I think the boys had a great season," Michael McColl MLSsoccer.com   SEATTLE – FC Dallas' season may have come to an end Monday evening, but head coach Oscar Pare ...
Take part in FC Dallas Focus Group & Receive $50 Gift Card
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Burns needs your vote for CNN Heroes 2014 Daniel Robertson FCDallas.com   It all started ten years ago at the 2004 European Championships. Jon Burns, Lionsraw CEO and die-hard England fan, ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 11/28/2014-11/30/2014
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 ...
Christmas in the Square 2014
Frisco, TEXAS (November 20, 2014) –Frisco Square Property Owners Association, NBC5 and City of Frisco announce the 10th annual Christmas in the Square Light Extravaganza. Christmas in the Square beg ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 11/21/2014-11/23/2014
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Figure Skating Legend Todd Eldredge Headlines "Winter Festival On Ice" At Dr Pepper Arena In Frisco On Dec. 6
FRISCO, Texas -­ Figure skating World Champion and Olympic legend Todd Eldredge will headline "Winter Festival on Ice" on Dec. 6 at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The family-­ ...
Ring in the Holidays with Telephone Memorabilia Display
Join the Heritage Association of Frisco in "Ringing in the Holidays" at a reception November 25 at the Frisco Heritage Museum, 6455 Page. Drop in between 6 - 8 p.m. to view the new exhibit  ...

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.


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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