VMI Replacing Football Field

VMI will be marching on a new football in 2024. A post on the team’s social media account noted that the re-sodding of the field has started and that a new film room will be constructed as well. VMI plays on the Alumni Memorial Field at Foster Stadium in Lexington, Virginia, which was constructed in … Read more

Big South and Ohio Valley Conferences Alter Agreement

The Big South Conference and Ohio Valley Conference altered their football association agreement. The two conferences allow a “look-in” provision following the 2026 season that could allow the agreement to be extended four years through the 2030 season. The original agreement was set to last four years from 2023 through 2026 as the two conferences … Read more

Seven FCS Schools Face APR Practice Reductions

The NCAA released its Academic Progress Rate (APR) on Tuesday, which measures the academic success of a school and its various athletic programs. Failure to obtain a rating over 930 can lead to penalties, such as the penalty 7 FCS member institutions face based on the APR scores from the 2019-20 academic year through the … Read more

Mercer Replacing Football Field

The Mercer Bears will be running around on a new football field this fall. The football field will be replaced and installed before the 2024 season amidst a larger facility upgrade plan by the university. Mercer plays at Five Star Stadium, which opened in 2013 and coincided with football’s return that year. The Bears played … Read more

Southern Utah Football Hit With Tampering Penalties

Southern Utah committed tampering violations and will face several penalties from head coach DeLane Fitzgerald’s impermissible contact with two athletes still enrolled at other schools. One athlete was contacted prior to entering the transfer portal and later enrolled at SUU. Fitzgerald contacted the other athlete for game film despite not being in the transfer portal … Read more

FCS Changes for the 2024 Season

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated as of Thursday, June 6 to include the release of the NCAA APR scores in which 7 FCS teams will have practice reductions. The 2024 FCS season is a few months away from kickoff and there are numerous changes to go along with it. As we have done … Read more

Stephen F. Austin Leaving WAC to Rejoin Southland Conference in 2024

Stephen F. Austin is leaving the Western Athletic Conference to return to the Southland Conference beginning with the 2024-25 academic year. The football team will leave the United Athletic Conference to rejoin the Southland with the SLC expected to play a 7-game conference schedule in 2024. SFA became a member of the FCS – then … Read more

Bucknell Replacing Football Field

The Bucknell Bison will be trampling over a new football for the 2024 season. The football team shared a post on social media indicating work was underway to replace its previous turf field. Bucknell originally installed FieldTurf back in 2001 to replace its grass field in Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. The FieldTurf was replaced again in … Read more