CAA Suspends Football Season

The Colonial Athletic Association is the latest conference to call off its football season according to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports. The CAA confirmed the news on Friday afternoon while also mentioning the possibility of a spring season.

The CAA is now the fourth FCS conference to cancel or suspend its football season. The Ivy League, Patriot League, and MEAC already decided to abandon football this fall.

While the 2020 CAA season has been suspended, there remains the possibility of teams electing to play a football season by crafting its own schedule. One such rumored team is James Madison.

The table below lists the 66 additional games canceled due to the CAA’s decision. This list does not include previously canceled games such as those versus Ivy League, Patriot League, MEAC, Big Ten, and Pac-12 opponents. A list of all FCS games impacted for the 2020 season can be found here.

DateRoad TeamHome Team
9/3MaineBall State
9/3St. FrancisRichmond
9/4Stony BrookWestern Michigan
9/5ElonThe Citadel
9/5DelawareJames Madison
9/5New HampshireKansas
9/5Rhode IslandNorthern Illinois
9/12ChattanoogaJames Madison
9/12Rhode IslandBryant
9/12RichmondNew Hampshire
9/12Stony BrookFlorida Atlantic
9/19Long IslandDelaware
9/19New HampshireRhode Island
9/19Stony BrookTowson
9/26ElonWilliam & Mary
9/26James MadisonAlbany
9/26Rhode IslandVillanova
9/26Sacred HeartStony Brook
10/3MerrimackNew Hampshire
10/3RichmondStony Brook
10/3William & MaryJames Madison
10/10Stony BrookNew Hampshire
10/10AlbanyRhode Island
10/17DelawareStony Brook
10/17James MadisonTowson
10/17Rhode IslandElon
10/17AlbanyWilliam & Mary
10/24James MadisonVillanova
10/24MaineRhode Island
10/24New HampshireElon
10/24William & MaryDelaware
10/31MaineJames Madison
10/31New HampshireTowson
10/31Stony Brook William & Mary
11/7ElonJames Madison
11/7Rhode IslandRichmond
11/7VillanovaStony Brook
11/7William & MaryNew Hampshire
11/14James MadisonRichmond
11/14MaineStony Brook
11/14AlbanyNew Hampshire
11/14William & MaryRhode Island
11/21MerrimackJames Madison
11/21New HampshireMaine
11/21Rhode IslandTowson
11/21RichmondWilliam & Mary
11/21Stony BrookAlbany

* James Madison’s non-conference games may not officially be canceled as they seek to play a full schedule. For now, they are listed as canceled and the above list may be edited to reflect that once the Dukes release a revised schedule. If other schools in the CAA also decide to have an independent schedule, this list will also be edited to reflect those changes.

Photo courtesy of James Madison University Athletics.

Edit 7/17/20: Updated to reflect statement from the CAA confirming the report.

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