Huskies Earn Number Two Seed for the Playoffs

The Bloomsburg Huskies’ football team has earned the number two seed in the Super Region One of the 2013 Division II football playoffs.

The seeds were announced on Sunday, Nov. 17, a day after Bloomsburg defeated Slippery Rock 42-28 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic conference (PSAC) title game.

Along with earning the number two seed, the Huskies have earned a bye and will not play again until Saturday, Nov. 30 at 12 p.m. Bloomsburg will get the winner of the matchup between number three, West Chester, and number six, American International.

The Huskies, who are playing in their first home playoff game since 2006, have won 10 games for the second straight season. That is only the second time in school history that Bloomsburg has won 10 games in back-to-back seasons. This also marks their third playoff appearance in the last four years.

All of this news comes on the heels of a bathroom brawl that left one player “viciously beaten” on Friday, Nov. 15. Rudy Johnson, quarterback for Winston-Salem State, was attacked and beaten by players from the opposing Virginia State team during a luncheon held before the two programs were scheduled to play in their conference championship game.

The incident caused the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) to cancel the game, and rule Virginia State ineligible for the 2013 playoffs. Lamont Daniel Britt, who is the running back for Virginia State, has been charged with misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury.

Virginia State’s coach, Latrell Scott, apologized for the incident saying, “This isolated incident does not represent us as a team, or university, and we extend our deepest regrets to the WSSU player involved”.

CIAA commissioner Jacqie Carpenter has been authorized to conduct a full investigation of the events that occurred.

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