Sacred Heart Opts to Play as FCS Independent in 2024

Sacred Heart will play an independent FCS schedule for the 2024 season as the school continues to assess its football affiliation options as first reported in mid-January and later confirmed by Craig Haley. The Pioneers previously announced they are leaving the Northeast Conference to join the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) beginning with the 2024-25 … Read more

Robert Morris Football Returning to Northeast Conference

Robert Morris is rejoining the Northeast Conference as a football-only member effective with the 2024 season. The return of the Colonials will help the NEC offset the recent departures of full-time members Sacred Heart and Merrimack. Robert Morris was a member of the NEC from 1996 through 2019 but left to join the Horizon League … Read more

Delaware Flying Into FBS and Conference USA

The University of Delaware is set to become the most recent FCS team to leave for the FBS. The Fightin’ Blue Hens will leave the Coastal Athletic Association and join Conference USA beginning with the 2025-26 academic year, according to Pete Thamel of ESPN. Delaware will be considered an FCS independent team for the 2024 … Read more

2023 FCS Playoff Bracket

The 2023 FCS Playoff bracket has been revealed and South Dakota State will be the deserving top seed as the Jackrabbits seek to defend their title. SDSU went undefeated in the regular season at 11-0 with only two games decided by a touchdown or less. The opening round of the FCS Playoffs will begin on … Read more

Northwestern State Cancels Remainder of 2023 Season and Brad Laird Resigns

Northwestern State has decided to cancel the remainder of its 2023 season following the death of junior safety Ronnie Caldwell on Thursday, October 12. Head coach Brad Laird has also resigned from his position as the team’s head coach. “Ronnie was a beloved member of our community, and we miss him dearly,” said Northwestern State … Read more

Merrimack and Sacred Heart Leaving NEC as Full Members; Future Football Conference TBD

Editor’s Note: On Thursday, January 25, 2024, it was reported that Sacred Heart would play the 2024 FCS season as an independent. On Tuesday, January 30, 2024, the Northeast Conference released its 2024 conference schedule, which confirmed that Sacred Heart and Merrimack will not be football-playing members in 2024. A decision has not been reported … Read more

Xavier Decides Against Adding Football For Now

Xavier University will not be bringing back its football team “in the near term”, according to Director of Athletics Greg Christopher. The school will focus on other campus projects before returning to the idea of football. Xavier is focused on finding a location for the new College of Medicine facility, which impacts a potential stadium … Read more

NCAA Approves New FBS Requirements

The NCAA has approved new requirements for FBS programs that will have a direct impact on current FCS schools looking to move up. The NCAA has increased the FBS application from $5,000 to $5 million, effective immediately. The NCAA also eliminated the attendance requirements for FBS schools effective immediately, which is a pyrrhic victory for … Read more