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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee has announced that the 2012 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game will be played at noon on Saturday Jan. 7 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas.
The game will be played at the 23,500-seat venue in the suburban North Dallas community, which hosted the championship game for the first time last season after being awarded a three-year contract to host the title game in 2010. The game will be televised by ESPN2.
The championship game, hosted by the locally based Southland Conference, the City of Frisco and the Hunt Sports Group, is the culmination of a 20-team championship bracket.
The Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) is comprised of the conferences and institutions that compete in the NCAA Division I Football Championship – Big Sky, Big South, Colonial Athletic Association, Mid-Eastern Athletic, Missouri Valley Football, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot League, Southern and the Southland. The Ivy League and Southwestern Athletic Conference are in the FCS as well, but neither chooses to participate in the football championship.
The FCS embodies a tradition of excellence through high level competition, student-athlete character and sportsmanship throughout the regular season and the championship experience.
In 2011, the first at Pizza Hut Park, Eastern Washington rallied from a 19-0 third quarter deficit to beat Delaware 20-19 to win the national championship.