Friday brought clarity to a crucial detail for the MEAC’s spring plans and also brought news of a new FBS versus FCS matchup down the road.
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference officially announced they received an automatic qualifying berth to the FCS Playoffs in the spring. The MEAC also announced a revised date for the first-ever conference championship game.
The MEAC will play its conference championship on the weekend of April 16 – 18 instead of the originally scheduled date of May 1. The change occurred due to the NCAA Division I Board of Directors finalizing the spring playoff dates, which are set to commence on Saturday, April 24, 2021.
The second piece of news on Friday was the addition of a game between Florida A&M and South Alabama on Saturday, August 30, 2025. It will be the first meeting between the two football teams.
South Alabama has future games against FCS opponents Alcorn State (2021), Nicholls (2022), Eastern Kentucky (2023), Northwestern State (2024), and Southeastern Louisiana (2026).
Florida A&M currently has South Florida (2021, 2023, and 2027), Troy (2024), Miami (FL) (2024 and 2026), and Florida (2025) as FBS opponents on its future schedules.