SWAC Extends McClelland; Several FCS Scheduling Updates Revealed

The Southwestern Athletic Conference has extended Commissioner Charles McClelland’s contract through the 2031-32 academic year. McClelland took over in 2018 and oversaw the expansion of the SWAC membership with the additions of Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M in 2021. FAMU captured the SWAC Championship and Celebration Bowl in 2023 as the program went 12-1 for one … Read more

UTRGV Sets First Game; Southeastern Louisiana and TCU to Meet in 2029

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has set its FCS debut, according to FBSchedules. The Vaqueros will play against the NCAA Division II program Sul Ross State on Saturday, August 30, 2025. SRSU is moving up from NCAA Division III to the Lone Star Conference beginning July 1, 2024. UTRGV is making its own … Read more

Western Carolina Adds East Carolina for 2027; MEAC Unveils 2024 ESPN Schedule

Western Carolina will meet East Carolina in 2027, according to FBSchedules. The Catamounts will travel to Greenville to play the Pirates on Saturday, September 4, 2027. Western Carolina will receive $425,000 for the contest. Per the Western Carolina record books, ECU holds an 18-13 lead in the series dating back to 1936 with ECU holding … Read more

Grambling Sets Date With Ohio State Along With Numerous FCS Schedule Updates

Grambling State and Ohio State will meet for the first time on Saturday, September 6, 2025. The 2025 matchup will also be the first time that Grambling State has played a Big Ten opponent. The contest came to fruition after Ohio State and Connecticut agreed to cancel the 2025 matchup with Grambling set to receive … Read more

Two FCS Home-and-Home Series Scheduled; Western Carolina Adds Cincinnati for 2026

Stephen F. Austin and Abilene Christian have announced a home-and-home series for the 2024 and 2025 seasons. This series replaces SFA’s home-and-home series against Montana State for the 2024 and 2025 seasons, which was canceled by the Lumberjacks in May. SFA will host the 2024 contest on Saturday, November 23 while Abilene Christian will host … Read more

2024 SWAC ESPN Games Unveiled; William & Mary Adds Duke for 2026

The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced its ESPN lineup for the 2024 season. The SWAC will have 34 games shown on ESPN networks including a Week 0 game involving Florida A&M and Norfolk State on ABC. On September 1, ESPN will broadcast North Carolina Central versus Alabama State. The SWAC schedule ends with three nationally … Read more

Indiana State Schedules Two Non-FCS Opponents; Chattanooga and Portland State Schedule 2025 Contest

Indiana State has scheduled an NCAA Division II opponent for the 2025 season and an FBS foe for the 2028 season, according to FBSchedules. The Sycamores will kick off the 2025 season on Thursday, August 28 against McKendree University out of the Great Lakes Valley Conference from D-II. The two teams have never met previously … Read more

United Athletic Conference Releases Updated 2024 Schedule Amidst Busy FCS Scheduling Day

The United Athletic Conference kicked off the week by revealing its revised 2024 conference schedule following the departure of Stephen F. Austin in May. The UAC will maintain its original 8-game conference schedule and the entire slate can be found here. The UAC also noted it is currently building its 2025 schedule, which will also … Read more

Norfolk State and Lindenwood Add FBS Opponents for 2027; Eastern Kentucky and Dayton Schedule 2026 Game

Another day, another trio of FCS scheduling items. Lindenwood announced it will play at Minnesota on Saturday, September 18, 2027. Lindenwood now has five FBS opponents on its books with Kansas in 2024 and 2028, Miami (OH) in 2025, and Eastern Michigan in 2026. This year’s game at Kansas will be Lindenwood’s first matchup against … Read more

2024 Celebration Bowl Date Set; Multiple FCS Teams Schedule Future Games

It was another busy day of scheduling news at the FCS level with four separate news items. First, the 2024 Celebration Bowl has been set for Saturday, December 14 with kickoff at 12 PM Eastern Time. The expansion of FBS College Football Playoffs led to a changing of the bowl schedule as the Celebration Bowl … Read more