The MEAC on Friday adjusted its league schedule for the second time in as many months after North Carolina Central announced it would not participate in the spring football season.

The conference’s spring football regular season will still kick off on Feb. 20 and will conclude on April 3. An inaugural championship game will take place on April 17, with the winner advancing to the NCAA FCS playoffs a week later.

The field of teams playing in the spring was has been narrowed to six teams — Delaware State, Howard and Morgan State, which will comprise the MEAC’s Northern Division, and Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T State and South Carolina State, which will compete in the Southern Division.

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The new schedule approved by the MEAC’s athletics directors with each institution playing each opponent twice in their respective divisions.

In December, the league rearranged the MEAC schedule after Florida A&M and Bethune Coolman declared they would play football in the fall instead of the spring because of COVID-19 concerns.

The Northern and Southern Division teams with the best records will square off for the MEAC championship on the campus of the team with the best conference record on April 17.

2021 (Revised) MEAC Spring Football Schedule

Away Home Time Location
Delaware State Morgan State TBA Baltimore, Md. (Conf.)
Norfolk State South Carolina State TBA Orangeburg, S.C. (Conf.)
Away Home Time Location
Morgan State Howard TBA Washington, D.C. (Conf.)
South Carolina State North Carolina A&T State TBA Greensboro, N.C. (Conf.)
Away Home Time Location
Howard Delaware State TBA Dover, Del. (Conf.)
Norfolk State North Carolina A&T State TBA Greensboro, N.C. (Conf.)
Away Home Time Location
Morgan State Delaware State TBA Dover, Del. (Conf.)
South Carolina State Norfolk State TBA Norfolk, Va. (Conf.)
Away Home Time Location
North Carolina A&T State South Carolina State TBA Orangeburg, S.C. (Conf.)
Howard Morgan State TBA Baltimore, Md. (Conf.)
Away Home Time Location
North Carolina A&T State Norfolk State TBA Norfolk, Va. (Conf.)
Delaware State Howard TBA Washington, D.C. (Conf.)


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