Controversy Surrounds New College Football Playoff Logo

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Only a day old, the College Football Playoff has already found itself in the middle of a controversy.

Officials for the new playoff structure, whose name was finalized Tuesday, said their website was hacked less than 24 hours after revealing four potential logos for an online vote.

Logo No. 4, described on the website as "A star, created by a compass with a football at its center," was at the center of the hacking controversy with 50,251 votes tracked to an IP address in Austin.

"Our contracture running the logo vote has informed us that it has caught a cheater," according to release from playoff officials.

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