Thursday, January 06, 2011
With a 16 team bracket, it made for an easy beginning and end to the FCS regular season. It always ended the weekend before Christmas, the all-America teams were done - and the national champions were crowned, as all of the world of FCS partied on the eve of the new year.
But with an extra round of playoffs, it was the semifinals that would end the week before Christmas - and three long, long weeks before knowing for certain the identity of the national champions.
And the team that defeated Lehigh in the playoffs the week after the playoffs may very well be the team that is this year's champion. (more)