ATLANTA--Tuskegee University will make its first playoff appearance in school history, as the NCAA Division II Football Committee has announced the field of 24 teams for the 2013 NCAA Division II Football Championship.
The Golden Tigers, (8-2), earned the sixth-seed out of Super Region II, and will travel to Florence, Ala. to face third-seeded North Alabama (8-2)for a noon kick off at Braly Municipal Stadium Saturday afternoon.
This will be just the third all-time meeting between Tuskegee and UNA in football. The Lions picked up a 26-7 win at Tuskegee in 1979 and then downed the Tigers 25-13 in Florence in 1980.
Eight first-round games will be conducted on the campus of one of the competing institutions. In addition, two teams per super regional have earned first-round byes. The first-round winners will all advance to face a bye team in their super regional in the second round on the campus of one of the competing institutions. Second-round winners will meet in the quarterfinals at various campus sites. Quarterfinal winners will advance to play in the semifinals on the campus of one of the competing institutions. Six teams selected per super regional make up the field of 24 teams.
Courtesy of theciaa.com
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