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SLU Claims No. 4 National Seed; Will Host Second Round Game on Dec. 7.


The Southland Conference champion Southeastern Louisiana football team was awarded the No. 4 national seed in the 2013 NCAA Division I Football Championship, a first-round bye and a second round home game, when the 24-team FCS playoff field was announced by the NCAA on Sunday on ESPNU.

Southeastern (10-2), which is making its first-ever trip to the playoffs, will have to wait to find out who will visit Hammond on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. The Lions will be matched up with the winner of Saturday's 2 p.m. contest in Huntsville, Texas between the Lions' Southland Conference rival Sam Houston State (8-4) and Southern Utah (8-4) of the Big Sky Conference.

Based on seeding, the Lions would be in line to host a quarterfinal game in Strawberry Stadium on Dec. 13 or 14. A Southeastern second round win would set up a matchup with either No. 5 national seed Maine, New Hampshire or Lafayette.

Southeastern was one of three Southland Conference teams to earn a spot in the field, along with SHSU and No. 6 national seed McNeese State. Two-time defending national champion North Dakota State was named the No. 1 seed, followed by No. 2 Eastern Illinois, No. 3 Eastern Washington, Southeastern, Maine, McNeese State, No. 7 Towson and No. 8 Montana.

All first and second round games will be televised exclusively on ESPN3. Southeastern's Dec. 7 game will also air on KSLU 90.9 FM, the flagship station of the Southeastern Sports Radio Network, as well as Northshore Broadcasting stations Kajun 107.1 FM and The Joint 104.7 FM. Fans can listen online at

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