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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The University of San Diego pulled itself out of the running for the Pioneer Football League championship and an FCS automatic playoff berth after uncovering potential financial aid violations.

The Toreros (7-3, 6-1) were in position to clinch the league title and their first FCS playoff berth if they beat Drake on Saturday.

Athletic director Ky Snyder says notifying the team of the school's decision before practice Thursday was "the most horrible thing I've had to do with kids."

Although the PFL is in the FCS, it follows Division III need-based financial aid rules that state schools can't take into consideration players' participation in athletics in high school. Snyder said that apparently happened "in some cases."

He says the investigation is continuing.

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