By Matt Noonan
It sounds crazy, but a spring football season – well, more a college spring football season is set to kickoff this weekend with a slew of NCAA D-III contests.
Next week, more games will be played, including the initial NCAA FCS contest of the 2020-21 academic year as McNeese State will visit Tarleton State University for a 7 p.m. kickoff. And once the calendar flips to March, there will be even more games, including a slew of NCAA D-II contests.
Again, this sounds crazy, spring football – well, college football, to be exact – taking place during the spring, but games will occur, along with other sports. And like winter sports, there will be challenges, along with cancelations and postponements, but from what I have gathered, it appears as if coaches and student-athletes are eager to return to the gridiron.
And like we have previously, we’ll do our best to keep you updated on a weekly basis with blogs, podcasts, and maybe some TikTok videos? Either way, we’re excited to cover some college football – yes, we will continue with some updates on northeast college basketball, but for now, let’s get excited for the start of a spring season because we don’t know if this will ever happen again!
Here is your week one schedule for spring football:
- Hendrix at Millsaps, 1 p.m.
- Mary Hardin-Baylor at Belhaven, 1 p.m.
- Austin at Trinity (Texas), 1 p.m.
- Texas Lutheran at Howard Payne, 2 p.m.
- Eastern Texas Baptist at Southwestern, 2 p.m.
- Sul Ross State at McMurry, 2 p.m.
- Pacific Lutheran at Pugent Sound, 3 p.m.
- Birmingham-Southern at Rhodes, 7 p.m.