MEAC releases revised Spring 2021 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Mid-Eastern Conference (MEAC) has released a revised Spring 2021 football schedule due to some members opting out amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The MEAC previously announced their Spring 2021 schedule on October 22. Since that time, however, MEAC members Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M both announced their intention to opt out of the Spring 2021 season prior to the November 16 deadline.

As a result, the MEAC has announced a revised Spring schedule consisting of the seven remaining teams. For the Spring MEAC season, the conference will split into divisions:

Northern Division: Delaware State, Howard, Morgan State, Norfolk State.

Southern Division: North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central, South Carolina State

Northern Division teams will each play four conference games from within their division, including each school playing one opponent twice. Teams in the Southern Division will play each other twice, which will result in four games each.

MEAC schools may also schedule non-conference games if they desire.

MEAC action will begin on Saturday, Feb. 20 with three matchups and will conclude on Saturday, April 3. The MEAC Football Championship Game will be held Saturday, April 17, one week prior to the FCS playoffs that begin on Saturday, April 24.

Spring 2021 MEAC Football Schedule

Saturday, February 20
Delaware State at Morgan State*
NC Central at SC State*
Norfolk State at Howard*

Saturday, February 27
SC State at North Carolina A&T*

Saturday, March 6
Howard at Delaware State*
NC Central at North Carolina A&T*
Norfolk State at Morgan State*

Saturday, March 20
Delaware State at Norfolk State*
Morgan State at Howard*
SC State at NC Central*

Saturday, March 27
North Carolina A&T at SC State*

Saturday, April 3
Howard at Norfolk State*
Morgan State at Delaware State*
North Carolina A&T at NC Central*

Saturday, April 10
Delaware at Delaware State

Saturday, April 17
MEAC Championship

*denotes conference game

MEAC Football Schedule