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NCAA president lauds FCS title game host city for a job well done

FRISCO, Texas - The ceremonial portion of the Division I Football Championship Subdivision title week is almost over for North Dakota State. The Bison attended the "championship banquet" at noon today that featured NCAA President Mark Emmert and ...

FRISCO, Texas - The ceremonial portion of the Division I Football Championship Subdivision title week is almost over for North Dakota State. The Bison attended the "championship banquet" at noon today that featured NCAA President Mark Emmert and guest speaker Gary Reasons, a former FCS All-American at Northwestern State (La.) and Super Bowl winning linebacker with the New York Giants.

Emmert told the audience that the host city, Frisco, should be commended for a job well done. Frisco is in the second year of a three-year contract to host the event and indications are the city located north of Dallas is going to bid for it again.

"Frisco did a wonderful job last year," Emmert said, "but everything that has happened this year is even better."

Sam Houston State backup quarterback Greg Sprowls was named the "Elite 89 Award Winner," which goes to the highest grade point average of a championship participant team.

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