Stephen F. Austin Leaving WAC to Rejoin Southland Conference in 2024

Stephen F. Austin is leaving the Western Athletic Conference to return to the Southland Conference beginning with the 2024-25 academic year. The football team will leave the United Athletic Conference to rejoin the Southland with the SLC expected to play a 7-game conference schedule in 2024. SFA became a member of the FCS – then … Read more

UTRGV To Join Southland in 2024

The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is leaving the Western Athletic Conference to join the Southland Conference beginning with the 2024-25 academic year according to Pete Thamel. UTRGV will pay a $2 million exit fee to the WAC. The Vaqueros announced the start of a football program in late 2022 and were … Read more

Students Say No to Football at New Orleans

The most important vote in the United States this week happened at the University of New Orleans on Wednesday. The students held a vote that would have allowed the University to add a football program at the cost of an additional $400 per semester for each full-time student. The students soundly rejected the Student Experience … Read more

Lamar Moves Back to Southland Effective Immediately

Lamar University has returned to the Southland a year earlier than planned in a surprise announcement by the Southland Conference. Lamar was originally planning to rejoin the Southland in 2023. The sudden move will have numerous impacts in 2022. The ASUN-WAC football alliance was going to feature 5 teams from each conference but that has … Read more

Incarnate Word Reverses Course, Will Stay in the Southland Conference

Incarnate Word has decided that it will remain in the Southland Conference instead of moving to the WAC. The Cardinals previously announced they would join the WAC starting with the 2022-23 academic year. The recommitment by UIW gives the Southland 6 eligible Division 1 members for 2022 combined with the newcomer Texas-A&M Commerce for a … Read more

Lamar Returning to Southland Conference

Lamar University has decided to return to the Southland Conference for a third time beginning with the 2023-24 academic year. Lamar previously left to join the WAC in July 2021 but that stay will last only 2 seasons. Lamar was a founding institution of the Southland Conference in 1963 and remained a member until the … Read more

Incarnate Word Leaving Southland to Join WAC

The University of the Incarnate Word has accepted an invitation to join the WAC. The Cardinals will leave the Southland Conference after this academic year and become a member of the WAC on July 1, 2022. UIW is a relatively recent addition to the Division 1 landscape. The Cardinals left the Division 2 Lone Star … Read more

Texas A&M-Commerce Reportedly Moving to Southland Conference

Editor’s Note: Texas A&M-Commerce and the Southland Conference confirmed the news on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. The Southland Conference’s first move to replenish its declining football membership will be inviting Division 2 Texas A&M-Commerce to join the league, per Dan Wolken of USA Today. The Southland Conference was hit hard by the recent realignment news … Read more

FCS Playoff Format and Dates Finalized; Southland Spring Schedule Released

The FCS Playoffs set to take place next spring, already a tough ticket for teams, got even tougher on Tuesday. The Division I Board of Directors approved the plan for fall championships to be played in the spring. The dates were originally revealed last week but the finalized details today provided some additional insights. The … Read more

Southland Conference Moves Football to the Spring

The Southland Conference will reportedly be moving the conference schedule to the spring as they will cancel fall sports according to Randy McIlvoy of KPRC2. The Southland members can pursue a non-conference schedule this fall if they so choose, a move that has also been allowed by the Big South and Missouri Valley Football Conference. … Read more