BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced Monday the schedules for all 10 SWAC schools for the upcoming 2021 spring football season. The schedule includes one non-conference open date for each team and conference contests scheduled each week beginning in Week One.
Additionally, the league has designated a bye week for each team during the week of March 13 to ensure that fans and supporters have the opportunity to attend the Cricket Wireless Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments (March 9-13).
Each SWAC team will play six conference football games to include four games against division opponents and two games against non-division opponents. Each member institution will also have the option to play one non-conference game. The season will officially kick off the weekend of February 27 with five league games set to be played.
The football season will culminate with the Cricket Wireless SWAC Championship Game. The game is scheduled to be played on Saturday, May 1.
“The 2019 edition of the Cricket Wireless SWAC Football Championship was an instant thriller broadcast live on ESPNU,” said Tommy Henry, senior marketing manager at Cricket Wireless.
“We’re excited to be back in the game for the upcoming season. We are proud to team up with SWAC once again so that we can continue to grow our relationship with SWAC members while introducing our brand to students, alumni, and fans.”
The Cricket Wireless SWAC Football Championship will once again be played on the campus of the highest-seeded team at the conclusion of regular-season play. SWAC football teams are scheduled to begin preparation for the season with an eight-week training period beginning in January.
2021 Mississippi Valley State Spring Football Schedule
|Feb. 27||at Jackson State|
|Mar. 6||ALABAMA A&M|
|Mar. 13||Bye Week|
|Mar. 20||ALCORN STATE|
|Mar. 27||Open Date|
|Apr. 3||ARKANSAS-PINE BUFF|
|Apr. 10||at Alabama State|
|Apr. 17||at Texas Southern|
|Apr. 24||Open Date|