Florida A&M Names James Colzie as Head Coach

Florida A&M stayed in-house for its next head coach with the Rattlers naming James Colzie III as the successor to Willie Simmons. Simmons left FAMU on January 1 to take the running backs coaching position at Duke. Colzie joined FAMU in 2022, was promoted to associate head coach in 2023, and was named the interim … Read more

Willie Simmons Leaving Florida A&M for Duke Assistant Position

Florida A&M head coach Willie Simmons has decided to accept an assistant coaching position with Duke as the running backs coach. Simmons led the Rattlers to the 2023 SWAC Championship, a victory in the 2023 Celebration Bowl over Howard, and the 2023 HBCU National Championship. In five seasons with FAMU, Simmons went 45-13 overall, 32-5 … Read more

10 FCS Matchups We’re Looking Forward to in the 2023 Season

Welcome to the All-FCS version of our annual FCS versus FBS article. Each year, we list 10 games that we like featuring FCS teams taking on the FBS and for this year we decided to look at FCS versus FCS matchups as well. We will not be using any FCS-FBS matchups in this article. In … Read more

FCS Changes for the 2021 Season

A new season is nearly upon us and with the merry-go-round that is college athletics, that also means plenty of changes at the FCS level. Let’s take a look at what’s new for 2021 in the FCS. If you want a simple summary, please click here to go to the table at the end of … Read more

MEAC Spring Schedule Revealed; Tarleton State Releases Spring Schedule

The MEAC announced a few crucial details on Thursday alongside its spring football schedule. The MEAC originally released major details in August but have since clarified some points. On Thursday, the MEAC stipulated that the Northern Division teams – Delaware State, Howard, Morgan State, and Norfolk State – will play each other twice. Meanwhile, the … Read more

MEAC Revises Title Game Date; South Alabama and Florida A&M Schedule 2025 Contest

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 … Read more

FCS Teams Announce Two New Games, One Rescheduled; MEAC Reveals Spring Schedule

FCS programs are still busy scheduling for the 2020 season after Tuesday’s news. Two new games were scheduled, one was rescheduled, and another game scheduled for 2020 will take place in the future. The Citadel announced a change of date for its game against Clemson. Instead of playing on Saturday, November 14, the two teams … Read more

MEAC Cancels Fall Sports

The MEAC will be canceling fall sports according to a report from HBCU Gameday. The MEAC has also confirmed the news that fall sports will be suspended but left open the possibility of moving sports to the spring. The MEAC will be following the lead of two other FCS conferences in canceling fall sports – … Read more

Florida A&M, Jackson State to Meet in 2021 Orange Blossom Classic

The 2021 Orange Blossom Classic will feature two SWAC football teams in Florida A&M and Jackson State. Both schools announced the news on Thursday. The 2021 Orange Blossom Classic will take place in Miami Gardens, Florida during Labor Day weekend. It will be the first edition of the game since 1978. A 2020 game was … Read more

SIAC and CIAA Suspend Fall Sports; 12 Additional Games With FCS Opponents Canceled

In a day and week of constant bad news, two Division II conferences delivered some more. The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) jointly announced the suspension of fall sports for 2020. Both conferences are willing to consider a move of football to the spring of 2021 but will ultimately … Read more