FCS Playoff field trimmed to 16; MEAC to participate
https://fbschedules.com/fcs-playoff-sch ... tball-set/For the Spring 2021 season, the FCS Playoff field has been reduced from 24 to 16 teams. There will be 11 automatic qualifiers, which will consist of the champions of every conference with the exception of the Ivy League and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), which hasn’t participated in the FCS Playoffs since 2014, will send its champion to the playoff this Spring.
The remaining five participants in the FCS Playoffs this Spring will each be at-large teams selected by the FCS Playoff Selection Committee. The committee consists of one athletic director from each conference with an automatic bid.
Selections for the FCS Playoff will be made on Sunday, April 18, 2021. First Round playoff action will begin on Saturday, April 24, followed by the Quarterfinals on Saturday, May 1 and the Semifinals on Saturday, May 8.
The NCAA Division I Football Championship will be played on Saturday, May 15 or Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
SoCon to kick off February 20
https://footballscoop.com/news/breaking ... eits-game/The league has declared that it will open its Feb. 20, 2021 with a four-game slate.
Chattanooga will host Virginia Military Institute, East Tennessee State University will host Samford, Furman will host Western Carolina and Wofford will get Mercer in the opening slate of contests.
Since The Citadel elected to have a four-game fall schedule, the Bulldogs were not granted a waiver for a 12-game season, per sources with direct knowledge.
They are not scheduled to play longstanding rival Furman on the SoCon’s official schedule, and the Paladins are forfeit-winners of the contest after a random drawing among SoCon teams.
If the Citadel has to forfeit a game, why would you let it be against in-state rival Furman? Weird decision.
Towson opts out of the CAA's spring season
https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/col ... story.htmlWhen — or if — the Colonial Athletic Association kicks off the spring 2021 football season, it will proceed without Towson.
The university announced Monday that it would sit out the six-game campaign, marking the first time in history that the program will not play football. The school, which has participated in football every year since 1969, listed the risk of long-term injuries as a reason for opting out.