FCS Changes for the 2024 Season

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 with the 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 seasons, below is a list of all the changes for the 2024 season and beyond. There’s a summarized list at the end of … Read more

Merrimack to Play 2024 Season as FCS Independent

Merrimack College will play an independent FCS schedule for the 2024 season alongside Sacred Heart. Both schools are leaving the Northeast Conference after the 2023-24 academic year and will join the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) in 2024-25. The MAAC discontinued football after the 2007 season and has not sponsored the sport since then. In … Read more

Ten 2024 FCS-FBS Matchups Added or Changed; One Added for 2025

There were numerous date changes for 2024 FCS-FBS matchups in the last week and all the changes are summarized in a table at the bottom of this article. The first was Eastern Illinois changed its date against Illinois from Saturday, August 24 to Saturday, August 31. A second change was Indiana State’s matchup at Purdue … Read more

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

Mike Gennetti Promoted to Head Coach by Merrimack

The Merrimack Warriors have decided to stay in-house to fill its head coaching vacancy by promoting defensive coordinator Mike Gennetti to the top role. Gennetti has been with Merrimack since the 2005 season. Gennetti’s coaching career began in 2003 when he joined his alma mater – the NCAA Division 3 program Worcester State – as … Read more

Holy Cross Hires Merrimack’s Dan Curran as Head Coach

Holy Cross has hired Dan Curran to replace Bob Chesney as head coach. Curran has spent the past 11 years as the head coach of Merrimack. Curran played collegiately at New Hampshire and played professionally with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks. He began his coaching career at Merrimack as an offensive coordinator from … 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. On March 7, 2024, it was … 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

10 FCS Versus FBS Games We Are Looking Forward to Watching for the 2023 Season

The 2023 college football season will feature 118 FCS versus FBS games, which means many potentially exciting matchups. As done in 2021 and 2022, we will provide our list of ten (or so) FCS-FBS games we look forward to watching this season. As a friendly reminder, this list is not solely comprised of the best … Read more