CAA releases Spring 2021 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) has released their 2020 football schedule that will be played in the Spring of 2021.

For the Spring CAA season, the conference will split into two divisions:

Northern Division: UAlbany, Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Stony Brook, Villanova

Southern Division: Elon, James Madison, Richmond, William & Mary

Teams in the North Division will play each other once (three home, three away), while teams in the South will meet twice in a home-and-home format. The Towson Tigers opted out of competing this spring.

The team with the best overall conference record will earn an automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs.

CAA teams also have the option to schedule up to two non-conference contests against any opponent, including teams from the CAA, but those games will not count in the conference standings and will not be used to break any ties in the standings.

CAA action will begin on Saturday, March 6 with five matchups and will conclude on Saturday, April 17. The FCS Playoffs are set to begin on Saturday, April 24.

“We are pleased to announce the conference schedule for the 2021 Spring football season, but understand this is just the next step in the planning process associated with playing football on each of our campuses,” CAA Commissioner Joe D’Antonio said. “Our unique divisional format was developed with the goal of enhancing safety and reducing the risks associated with travel during this difficult period of time, while still providing a fair and competitive model to determine a champion.  Today’s announcement hopefully provides an additional level of excitement for the student-athletes and coaches who have worked hard and made numerous sacrifices over the past eight months.  As always, health and safety remain at the forefront of all return-to-play decisions that we as a Conference continue to make.”

Spring 2021 CAA Football Schedule

Saturday, March 6
Maine at Delaware
UAlbany at New Hampshire
Villanova at Stony Brook
James Madison at Elon
William & Mary at Richmond

Saturday, March 13
William & Mary at James Madison
Elon at Richmond
Rhode Island at Villanova
Stony Brook at Delaware
UAlbany at Maine

Saturday, March 20
Delaware at New Hampshire
Rhode Island at UAlbany
Maine at Stony Brook
Richmond at James Madison
Elon at William & Mary

Saturday, March 27
Richmond at Elon
James Madison at William & Mary
Stony Brook at UAlbany
New Hampshire at Villanova
Delaware at Rhode Island

Saturday, April 3
Villanova at Maine
New Hampshire at Rhode Island
UAlbany at Delaware
William & Mary at Elon
James Madison at Richmond

Saturday, April 10
Richmond at William & Mary
Elon at James Madison
Maine at Rhode Island
Stony Brook at New Hampshire
Villanova at UAlbany

Saturday, April 17
New Hampshire at Maine
Delaware at Villanova
Rhode Island at Stony Brook

CAA Football Schedule