FCS Changes for the 2022 Season

This post was edited on August 3, 2022 to reflect the news of Lamar returning to the Southland Conference starting in 2022 and Campbell joining the CAA in 2023. This post was updated on September 21, 2022 after Houston Baptist changed its name to Houston Christian. This post was further updated on October 14, 2022 … Read more

Incarnate Word Reverses Course, Will Stay in the Southland Conference

Incarnate Word has decided that it will remain in the Southland Conference instead of moving to the WAC. The Cardinals previously announced they would join the WAC starting with the 2022-23 academic year. The recommitment by UIW gives the Southland 6 eligible Division 1 members for 2022 combined with the newcomer Texas-A&M Commerce for a … Read more

Stonehill College Moving Up to Join Northeast Conference

The Northeast Conference will be adding a current Division 2 team beginning with the 2022-23 academic year as Stonehill College has accepted an invitation to become a member. The Skyhawks will have a 4-year transition period as part of the move up to Division 1 and will become fully eligible beginning with the 2026-27 season. … Read more

Bryant Football Joining the Big South Conference

Bryant University announced a change in conference affiliation beginning with the 2022-23 academic year. Bryant will leave the Northeast Conference and join the America East Conference. Since America East does not sponsor football, the Bulldogs will become an associate member of the Big South Conference and will immediately be eligible for the Big South championship. … Read more

OVC and Big South Announce Football Scheduling Agreement; Lindenwood to Join OVC

The Ohio Valley Conference had a busy week with two major announcements. The first piece of news involved a football scheduling agreement between the OVC and Big South beginning with the 2023 season, which will allow both conferences to have access to an automatic qualifying bid to the FCS playoffs. Both conferences have been hit … Read more