The Ohio Valley Conference is the latest and final FCS conference to postpone its conference schedule to the spring according to Pete Thamel. The OVC will allow up to four non-conference games followed by a seven game OVC schedule in the spring.
The Ohio Valley Conference confirmed the postponement on Friday evening.
The last week has seen a second wave of postponements on the FCS level though many conferences have allowed member institutions to pursue non-conference matchups if they wish. The OVC is the last FCS conference to move its conference schedule to the fall in the hopes of the championship also being pushed back.
Eastern Illinois, Murray State, Southeast Missouri State, Tennessee State, and Tennessee Tech do not have any scheduled games remaining. The Golden Eagles canceled its September 12 game against TCU on Friday. Tennessee Martin informed Memphis it will not play the game scheduled for Saturday, November 21.
Austin Peay, Eastern Kentucky, and Jacksonville State have non-conference games scheduled for 2020. Jacksonville State’s game against Florida International on Thursday, September 3 will not go as scheduled due to FIU delaying the start of competition until Friday, September 16.
An additional 53 games could be canceled or postponed by the Southland’s decision. 17 non-conference games, which are still eligible to be played, are marked with an asterisk while 36 conference games will be moved to the spring.
|8/29*||Austin Peay||Central Arkansas|
|9/3*||Western Carolina||Eastern Kentucky|
|9/3*||Jacksonville State||Florida International|
|9/3*||Murray State||Georgia State|
|9/12*||Jacksonville State||North Alabama|
|9/12||Tennessee Martin||Austin Peay|
|9/12*||Eastern Illinois||Illinois State|
|9/12*||Eastern Kentucky||West Virginia|
|9/19*||Eastern Kentucky||Youngstown State|
|9/19*||Southeast Missouri State||Southern Illinois|
|9/19*||Southeastern Louisiana||Jacksonville State|
|9/19*||Tennessee Tech||Southern Miss|
|9/26*||East Tennessee State||Austin Peay|
|9/26||Eastern Illinois||Tennessee Martin|
|9/26||Eastern Kentucky||Tennessee Tech|
|9/26||Jacksonville State||Tennessee State|
|9/26||Murray State||Southeast Missouri State|
|10/3||Tennessee Tech||Jacksonville State|
|10/3||Tennessee State||Murray State|
|10/3||Austin Peay||Eastern Illinois|
|10/3||Tennessee Martin||Eastern Kentucky|
|10/10||Jacksonville State||Tennessee Martin|
|10/10||Eastern Kentucky||Austin Peay|
|10/10||Murray State||Tennessee Tech|
|10/10||Southeast Missouri State||Tennessee State|
|10/17||Austin Peay||Jacksonville State|
|10/17||Tennessee Tech||Southeast Missouri State|
|10/17||Eastern Illinois||Eastern Kentucky|
|10/17||Tennessee Martin||Murray State|
|10/24||Jacksonville State||Eastern Illinois|
|10/24||Southeast Missouri State||Tennessee Martin|
|10/24||Tennessee State||Tennessee Tech|
|10/31||Eastern Kentucky||Jacksonville State|
|10/31||Eastern Illinois||Murray State|
|10/31||Austin Peay||Southeast Missouri State|
|10/31||Tennessee Martin||Tennessee State|
|11/7||Southeast Missouri State||Eastern Illinois|
|11/7||Tennessee Tech||Tennessee Martin|
|11/7||Tennessee State||Austin Peay|
|11/7||Murray State||Eastern Kentucky|
|11/14||Austin Peay||Tennessee Tech|
|11/14||Eastern Illinois||Tennessee State|
|11/14||Eastern Kentucky||Southeast Missouri State|
|11/14||Jacksonville State||Murray State|
|11/21||Southeast Missouri State||Jacksonville State|
|11/21||Murray State||Austin Peay|
|11/21||Tennessee State||Eastern Kentucky|
|11/21||Tennessee Tech||Eastern Illinois|
Two non-conference game already impacted are Jacksonville State at Florida International and Austin Peay at Cincinnati. FIU announced they would delay the start of its season until September 16 while Austin Peay-Cincinnati has moved from Thursday, September 3 to Saturday, September 19.
To date, over 750 games featuring FCS teams have now been canceled or postponed for the 2020 season.