Seven FCS Schools Face APR Practice Reductions

The NCAA released its Academic Progress Rate (APR) on Tuesday, which measures the academic success of a school and its various athletic programs. Failure to obtain a rating over 930 can lead to penalties, such as the penalty 7 FCS member institutions face based on the APR scores from the 2019-20 academic year through the … Read more

Slew of FCS Games to be Nationally Televised Among Several Assorted FCS-FBS Matchup Changes

Thursday saw a dizzying release of kickoff and television information for the early part of the 2024 season. Included among the releases were four separate FCS conferences that will have conference matchups televised on national television. The Missouri Valley Football Conference will have two conference matchups televised nationally by ESPN in 2024. The first game … Read more

FCS Changes for the 2024 Season

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated as of Thursday, June 6 to include the release of the NCAA APR scores in which 7 FCS teams will have practice reductions. 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 … Read more

South Dakota Extends Bob Nielson Through 2027

South Dakota is keeping Bob Nielson in Vermillion through the 2027 season. The Coyotes announced a four-year contract extension on Thursday morning. Nielson ranks fifth all-time in wins at South Dakota. Nielson has spent 8 seasons with South Dakota and has compiled a record of 42-45 overall and 29-31 in the MVFC. Nielson has led … Read more

Eastern Illinois Extends Chris Wilkerson Through 2028

Eastern Illinois is intent on keeping head coach Chris Wilkerson at his alma mater. EIU announced four new contracts including Wilkerson’s two-year extension that will see him stay at EIU through 2028. Wilkerson is 10-12 in two years with the Panthers. Wilkerson has been in charge of the Panthers since 2022 and his first season … Read more

Western Illinois Tabs Joe Davis as Head Coach

Joe Davis will lead the Western Illinois football program as it moves into the Big South-OVC Football Association in 2024. Davis was most recently the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for Eastern Illinois since 2022. Davis has been instrumental in helping EIU improve from an abysmal 1-10 record in 2021 and an offensive that averaged … Read more

Three More FCS Coaching Changes Announced; VMI’s Rocco Given Extension

The FCS regular season has come to a close but the coaching carousel is only beginning with numerous coaching changes announced. Cornell, Northern Arizona, and Western Illinois will have new head coaches in 2024. David Archer will not return to Cornell after 10 seasons in charge of the Big Red. Archer failed to guide his … Read more

Western Illinois Joining OVC in 2023-24; Football to Play 2023 Season in MVFC

Western Illinois will leave the Summit League after the 2023-24 academic year to become a member of the Ohio Valley Conference. The Leathernecks will play the 2023 FCS season as a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference and join the OVC in 2024. The move by WIU may help them become more competitive on … Read more

Big 12 Scheduling Change Leads to More Canceled Games for FCS Teams

The Big 12 became the latest conference at the FBS level to change its scheduling format for the 2020 season. The Big 12 has opted to employ a 9 + 1 model in which 9 conference games and 1 non-conference game can be played by each team. Below were the 7 games left remaining between … Read more

Big South Postpones Fall Sports to Spring

The Big South Conference has become the 10th at the FCS level to postpone or cancel its fall season. The Big South will attempt to play its conference schedule in the spring. The Big South will allow each member institution to pursue up to four non-conference games. Two Big South schools – Hampton and Monmouth … Read more