Murray State Hires Jody Wright as Head Coach

South Carolina tight ends coach Jody Wright will take over the head coaching position at Murray State. Wright spent two years with South Carolina and the Racers’ job will mark his first time as a head coach. Wright is familiar with the FCS level having played collegiately at Jacksonville State and he started his coaching … Read more

Murray State Head Coach Dean Hood Retires

Dean Hood has announced his retirement from coaching. Hood was most recently in charge of the Murray State Racers since the season 2020 where he went 15-25 overall and oversaw the move from the Ohio Valley Conference to the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Hood is the fourth FCS head coach to announce his retirement in … Read more

FCS Changes for the 2023 Season

Editor’s note: This post was updated on Thursday, July 20 to reflect the CAA’s new name and on August 10 to include the 12-game schedule allowance for the 2024 and 2025 seasons and Bryant’s move to the CAA in 2024. This post was further updated on September 8 with the news of West Georgia moving … Read more

FCS Changes for the 2022 Season

This post was edited on August 3, 2022 to reflect the news of Lamar returning to the Southland Conference starting in 2022 and Campbell joining the CAA in 2023. This post was updated on September 21, 2022 after Houston Baptist changed its name to Houston Christian. This post was further updated on October 14, 2022 … Read more

Murray State Joining MVFC in 2023

Murray State University will become the 12th football member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2023. The Racers announced their intention to leave the Ohio Valley Conference for the Missouri Valley Conference in January 2022 but did not announce a new football conference at the time (the MVC and MVFC are not the same … Read more

Ohio Valley Moves Football to the Spring

The Ohio Valley Conference is the latest and final FCS conference to postpone its conference schedule to the spring according to Pete Thamel. The OVC will allow up to four non-conference games followed by a seven game OVC schedule in the spring. The Ohio Valley Conference confirmed the postponement on Friday evening. The last week … Read more

Tarleton State Pushes Football Season to the Spring

The Tarleton State Texans will not be playing FCS football this fall as the school announced it would seek to play a spring season. The Texans had three games officially canceled for its 2020 season. Those three games were against Texas-Permian Basin (9/19), Eastern New Mexico (10/3), and Bethune-Cookman (10/31). The remaining 8 games featured … 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

Murray State, Georgia State Season Opener Moved to Thursday

The Murray State Racers and Georgia State Panthers have moved their opening week game from Saturday, September 5 to Thursday, September 3. No specific reason was provided for the change of date. The game is scheduled to kick off at 7 PM Eastern Time. The Racers and Panthers have met once before on the football … Read more

Dean Hood Hired as Murray State Head Coach

Kentucky special teams coordinator Dean Hood has been hired as the next head coach of the Murray State Racers. Hood returns to the Ohio Valley Conference where he was head coach of Eastern Kentucky from 2008 – 2015. He went 55-38 in 8 seasons with 2 conference titles, 3 FCS Playoff appearances (0-3 record), and … Read more