That’s not a mistake, that is a true blue headline. College football is officially back this Saturday. LFG!!!!
With all the excitement of this season people forgot that FCS football punted (I couldn’t help myself) their season to spring ball. And the time has come to get playing. Saturday night, 7:30 pm, we’ve got McNeese State vs Tarleton State University. Not exactly your, Bama vs Clemson but beggars can’t be choosers. Last I looked I still can’t get a line on this game which is all that really matters.
I’m not going to be watching FCS football to see who the best is or find a champion or any of that nonsense. I’m strictly looking for some college football is gamble on. So no line for this games scares me a bit, maybe the books won’t be putting lines for these? Or maybe it’s the fact that Tarleton State is some no name school in the middle of Texas. I’m hopefully for the latter.
But if you are just interested in watching football and want to know who is playing, I got you covered:
- Big Sky: Eight teams will play six conference games each, including three home games and three away games, starting Feb. 27. March 20 and April 17 will be open dates for potential rescheduled games.
- Big South: Five teams will play four conference games each, and up to four non-conference games, starting March 13. Two teams have also played at least one game this fall.
- CAA: 11 teams will play six conference games each, and up to two non-conference games, starting March 6.
- Ivy League: The league has elected not to play a spring season.
- MEAC: The MEAC plans to play a four-game conference schedule with a start date of Feb. 20. Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M, Norfolk State and North Carolina Central have opted out of the spring season. The conference’s inaugural championship game will be played April 17.
- MVFC: 11 teams will play eight conference games each, starting Feb. 19. Three teams have also played at least one game this fall.
- NEC: The league plans to play a four-game conference schedule, starting March 7. The conference championship will be played either April 16 or 17.
- OVC: Teams will play seven conference games each, starting Feb. 21. Four teams have also played at least one game this fall.
- Patriot League: Teams will play four conference games, starting March 13.
- Pioneer League: Seven teams will play six conference games and are allowed to schedule non-conference matchups prior to the March 13-April 17 window. Presbyterian joins the conference as part of the scheduling agreement.
- SoCon: Teams will play eight conference games each, starting Feb. 20. Three teams have also played at least one game this fall.
- Southland: Teams will play six conference games each, starting Feb. 20. Four teams have also played at least one game this fall.
- SWAC: Teams will play six conference games each, starting Feb. 26. The schedule also includes one non-conference open date for each team. Divisional leaders will play for the conference championship on May 1.
There is also going to still be a 16 team tournament so that is going to be amazing. It will take place most likely early May. I’m announcing this now so I don’t sound like a front runner, I’m riding with the JMU Dukes. My wife went there, I’ve been hammered there. Great school. If you pick North Dakota State you’re an asshole.