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FCS Playoffs 2011: CAA Places Five Teams In FCS Bracket, Including Towson And James Madison

The Colonial Athletic Association put five teams in the FCS bracket, including James Madison, Towson, and Old Dominion. The playoffs begin this Saturday.

On Sunday morning, the NCAA released the bracket for the 2011 playoffs in the Football Championship Subdivision. Five of the the 20 schools in the bracket are from the Colonial Athletic Association, more than other conference. The playoffs are scheduled to begin this weekend, with quarterfinals on Dec. 9 and 10, semis the following week, and the final at 1 pm ET on Jan. 7 outside of Dallas.

James Madison (7-4) will be in action this weekend with a first round matchup against Eastern Kentucky (7-4). The game is set to be broadcast on ESPNU at Noon. The winner will go on to face the number two seed, North Dakota State. Elsewhere in the CAA, Old Dominion faces Norfolk State this Saturday in the first round.

Towson, New Hampshire, and Maine are the other three schools representing the CAA, with all three enjoying first round byes this weekend. Towson will face Lehigh next week in a second round matchup. The complete bracket can be found below.