FCS News Roundup for Tuesday, October 27, 2020

It was a busy news day on Tuesday with a new coaching hire, a school opting out of the spring season, and some scheduling announcements. Austin Peay Hires New Head Coach The Austin Peay Governors have found their new head coach in Scotty Walden. Walden was the interim head coach at Southern Miss for four … Read more

James Madison to Host Robert Morris in the Spring; OVC Releases Spring Schedule

One tidbit of spring scheduling news came out on Wednesday with the James Madison Dukes scheduled to host the Robert Morris Colonials as part of the spring football season according to Greg Madia of Daily News-Record. The two teams are slated to meet on Saturday, February 27 as one of the two non-conference games that … 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

CAA Suspends Football Season

The Colonial Athletic Association is the latest conference to call off its football season according to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports. The CAA confirmed the news on Friday afternoon while also mentioning the possibility of a spring season. The CAA is now the fourth FCS conference to cancel or suspend its football season. The Ivy … Read more

ACC, Pac-12 Reportedly Moving to Conference Only Schedules

Editor’s note: The Pac-12 officially announced it would move to a conference only schedule on Friday, July 10. Following in the footsteps of the Big 10, the ACC and Pac-12 Conference are also reportedly moving to conference only schedules. Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic reported both the Big Ten and Pac-12 news but also cautioned … Read more

James Madison Announces 11 Games Through 2025

The James Madison Dukes confirmed the addition of 11 non-conference opponents for the 2021 through the 2025 seasons. The schedule consists of 3 FBS teams on the road and a total of five FCS teams. Two of the FCS opponents will be home-and-home series against Weber State (2021 and 2022) and Monmouth (2024 and 2025) … Read more

2020 FCS NFL Draft Selections

The 2020 NFL Draft began on Thursday with incredible ratings due to being one of the few sporting events on TV. There were no first round FCS selections, but that changed on day two with the second and third rounds. Jeremey Chinn of Southern Illinois was the first FCS player selected with the 64th and … Read more

North Dakota State Holds Off James Madison For FCS Championship

An interception in the end zone preserved North Dakota State’s eighth FCS title in the last nine seasons. The Bison won 28-20 over James Madison to cap an undefeated 16-0 season. The game began with JMU receiving the kickoff and proceeding to drive down the field for a touchdown. Ben DiNucci found Riley Stapleton for … Read more